“I have pure Joy.” That’s what Laura Allio said to her husband on her 32nd birthday, as she watched over their six-month-old son—just two days before she discovered the lump that would be diagnosed as triple negative breast cancer, 21 months before her death. But I won’t speak of Laura as though I knew her, because I didn’t, learning of her story just days before her …Read More >
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Most people like cake, but most people don’t like learning English idioms. You know, things like: I’m pulling your leg, hold your horses or it’s a piece of cake. Whenever I taught color idioms - there are a lot, just think about it- I always included “red tape” because everyone knows the idea and everyone hates it. Green card holders tangled with their fair share of red …Read More >
Cleveland, Ohio is a place of redemption—or it’s trying to be. It’s home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who in 2016, became the first team in NBA history to recover from a 3-1 deficit and win a national championship. It’s home to the Cuyahoga River, a river that, 50 years ago, caught fire due to pollution, but now holds the title of 2019 “River of the Year.” It’s home to …Read More >
In this year’s State of the Union, in the House Chamber of the American Congress, the American people witnessed a sea of white across their TV screens. This sea of white were the women of Congress paying homage to the suffragists who dressed in white to publicize their cause of women’s right to vote. By wearing white, the congresswomen also signified their presence and …Read More >
My dog was lost. I left him secure in my home, turned the key and would return in the afternoon, to greet him again. At least that is what I thought. A phone call had come to share he had run away, my heart sank, and I went into action mode. I didn’t care at the time how he went missing but only how to find him. When out-of-the-blue messages come, you have only …Read More >
How many times in life have we been told the messaging “don’t look back?” Whether it be related to a career shift, the marking of the beginning or end of a relationship, a big move, or just the general ebbs and flows of life, the message of “don’t look back,” seems to be one that we’re told early on, as if to say that looking back somehow means we’ll become stuck or …Read More >