Looking for a few good role models
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Looking for a few good role models

The New York Times reported Feb. 6, 2015 that parents, teachers and toy-makers discourage girls from getting into math and science. I never saw myself as being particularly good in either subject and I try not to relay this to my daughter Torie. But I’ve been able to follow her fourth-grade assignments so far. Phew! … Continue reading

Hard Rock exhibits go on the road
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Hard Rock exhibits go on the road

It was a completely pleasant surprise one night to go into work at USA TODAY and see portions of the Hard Rock Cafe traveling memorabilia exhibits. So I happily started snapping photos with my iPhone. I wish that I had posted this earlier because these great exhibits have already visited New York, Philadelphia, Florida, Boston … Continue reading

Holy bracketology, it’s Lent Madness!
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Holy bracketology, it’s Lent Madness!

Want to inject some fun into your annual season of Lenten sacrifice, penance and service? Well, Lent Madness offers a tournament of “saints” that works just like the NCAA basketball March Madness brackets. On each weekday of Lent,  information is posted on http://www.LentMadness.org about two different saints, then participants vote to determine who goes on … Continue reading