Category Archives: Education

My Encyclopedic Beginning

Lazing in the pool soaking up sun always sets my mind to wandering. Yesterday I was reminiscing about how when I was about seven years old my parents bought a set of Encyclopedia Britannica. It was a big dollar investment … Continue reading

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Of Coffee and Jellies

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the annual San Antonio Public Library’s Book Festival. Out of a good many speakers, I chose to hear Juli Berwald the author of Spineless–the science of Jellyfish and the art of growing a … Continue reading

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Last week’s mind expanding info

A couple of things I learned last week: Some veggies, like carrots and spinach, are healthier cooked than raw–from Prevention Magazine I also found that frozen, cooked spinach is very inexpensive and great to add to soup, rice, casseroles…the opportunities … Continue reading

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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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