Honoring the Heroes of the Normandy Invasion

An examination of the American, German, and French Cemeteries In June 2012, I had the privilege of being included in the 2nd annual Albert H. Small Student/Teacher Institute – Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom. Hosted by the National History Day organization and funded by Albert H. Small, 15 teachers from around the country were selected to … More Honoring the Heroes of the Normandy Invasion

Rap Music Virgin

I became a fan-girl of Jay-Z at age 61! I never really listened to rap. Sure, I watched 8 Mile and Straight Outta Compton when they premiered and heard an occasional rap song on TV, but I never really LISTENED. That is until my adult daughter played “99 Problems” for me. To be honest, I … More Rap Music Virgin

Please Stop Saying “Retarded” or Calling People a “Retard”

These are hurtful words that cut deep The words “retard” and “retarded” are almost never used in context. Instead, these terms are used to get a laugh, make an insult, or insinuate that someone or something is stupid. Unless you have a relative with a profound disability, you may never understand the pain that is … More Please Stop Saying “Retarded” or Calling People a “Retard”