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  • Beautycon LA
    Has America Become More Beautiful? Why You Should Care and Why It Matters
    As a self proclaimed "people watcher", I have observed the shifts in society's focus from true human related issues to those related to beauty and physical appearance. This got me to thinking about what the social outlook on beauty...
  • "Forever Gentlemen" CD - goes French Platinum - Romance is never out of style
    "Forever Gentlemen" CD - Goes French Platinum - Romance for Everyone
    French crooners, big band and the standards of the 50s and 60s are a platinum winning combinationFrench CD, “Forever Gentlemen”, is proof that romance isn’t dead; never has been and never will be. Featuring the great American...
  • A New Year's look
    A New Year's look
    Jesus said, “No man having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. (Luke 9: 62). In other words, to plow a field a man must look across the field at a tree or rock and direct the blade toward it. It is...
  • Cyrille Aimée
    Cyrille Aimée at Smalls
    There is an American standards songbook. It runs the gamut from Tin Pan Alley to music theater to instrumental jazz compositions with lyrics added long after the fact. It is a repertoire of appropriation, culled from many sources, but comprising...
  • Reasons students aren't ready for kindergarten
    Reasons students aren't ready for kindergarten
    Children are entering school ill prepared for kindergarten. This is the problem: kindergarten is not mandatory in the state of Arizona. Kindergarten has rigorous mandatory standards that must be followed. The 1st grade standards are built upon the...
  • Establishing standards for workplace relationships
    Establishing standards for workplace relationships
    Standards are important in any relationship, especially in the workplace. Establishing guidelines and protocols are paramount for success. First and foremost, it requires work and commitment. Below are a few ways to help establish standards with...
  • President Obama quotes Scripture in his cathedral talk in Boston
    President Obama quotes Scripture in his cathedral talk in Boston
    On April 15, 2013, sadistic and villainous human beings ruined the outcome for those running the Boston Marathon, their supporters and other spectators, and race officials. America must deal with another attack on innocent citizens. Our response...
  • Reading
    If I could rewrite the new Common Core Standards
    No one asked me.I wasn’t invited.But I have great ideas too and I work for cheap!If I would have been invited to rewrite the reading and writing standards for Ohio’s school children in kindergarten through grade five this is what I...
  • Woodrow Wilson  versus Harry Truman
    Dropout Problem remains huge. What can be done about it?
    According to a state-by-state study (which you can view here), American public schools are doing a bad job. More than 25% of the students drop out. In some states and with some ethnic groups, the percentage is closer to 30% or even 35%.These...
  • Education
    Florida adopts academic goals based on race, ethnicity
    The Florida State Board of Education has passed new race-based educational standards that have many up in arms, CBS Tampa reported Friday.According to the new standards passed earlier in the week, the board wants "90 percent of Asian students...
  • Handwritten Letter
    Research standards for the genealogist
    In an earlier article,Getting to Know the Genealogical Proof Standard, the importance of, and it's basic processes, were introduced. Here, we will discuss the "ResearchStandards", as outlined by The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual,...
  • Fredericksburg area schools perform within Virginia standards
    Fredericksburg area schools perform within Virginia standards
    Fredericksburg area schools added another year to increasing standardization rates and strengthened reading and math scores. Reported in the Free Lance Star on Wednesday, every school across the Fredericksburg area achieved full accreditation...
  • 2 + 2 = what???
    Why Isn’t Education A Bigger Priority For Local Media??
    The Virginian-Pilot recently ran a hurricane supplement titled “It’s human nature to think it won’t happen to us, but here in Hampton Roads, it has been happening to us.”Every year, different title, same contents:...
  • Broken Marriage Egg
    Infidelity: Weeding out the bad apples
    Infidelity is and will forever be an ongoing battle in society. From newspapers to the television, it seems like you can’t escape people committing adultery on their spouse or cheating on their significant other. Dating in NYC can sometimes...
  • Wilderness
    Education: West Virginia gets revenge
    Oh, how the sophisticates of every state love to pick on West Virginia. There are myriad jokes about hillbillies with few teeth, brothers and sisters, sheep, and dueling banjos. “Deliverance” was not, in fact, filmed in West Virginia...