Category Archives: Education

Just the Facts, Ma’am

I confess, I love data. Not fake date or #altfacts but real, factual data. I also love @Twitter where I follow @ConradHackett Senior Demographer and Associate Director of the Pew Research Center–a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, … Continue reading

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Seven Sisters of Blessed Sacrament Academy

Seven Sisters sounds like a movie title. Well, in a way it is. I recently created a video compilation of testimonies from the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament who live in the Convent (and original school) built in 1926 on … Continue reading

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Mission musing in San Antonio

This morning, while brushing my teeth, my mind went wandering, and I found myself thinking about the San Antonio Missions. On July 5th UNESCO designated the four Spanish colonial Missions and the Alamo as the first World Heritage site in Texas. In a … Continue reading

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A letter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear Dr. King, The day you were assassinated I was on the campus of Prairie View A&M, which in 1968 was still an all-black college located just west of Houston, Texas. I and several other white students were participating in an … Continue reading

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TEDxSanAntonio # 5

This year’s TEDxSanAntonio event had a decidedly different tone from the four previous events. I think that’s as it should be. Constantly evolving with fresh speakers and topics, each event–a mind opening, idea sharing experience–then becomes a unique memory for … Continue reading

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Cultural Extinction

At any given time, I have about a dozen books on my shelf waiting for the right time to be read. So it was with “The Wayfinders-Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World,” by Wade Davis, which had been … Continue reading

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It’s all about words

My granddaughter told me the other day, “Grandma, you think everything is ‘cute’.” To me, that indictment was a clear indication I had become word lazy and adjective deficient.  The fact that a 7th grader called me out was embarrassing. … Continue reading

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