Teaching moments often happen unexpectedly. Rose experiments on drums at the Fort Collins Discovery Center in a simulated garage band exhibit. December 2015. Photo credit: Gail Goodman.
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Stepping Into A Mentor’s Shoes

It’s January, that point on the Western calendar when we humans are pre-programmed to look in the mirror with trepidation, sigh and lace up our running shoes. And even though I’ll try to be good and get back into an exercise regimen, somehow it seems unfair that the New…

January 6, 2017
Light saber battle in Star Wars
Are We There Yet? Blog

Going Up The Creek With A Paddle

As a novelist, anger and despair — and we might as well throw in angst, drama and life itself — all of that stuff bumps me into storytelling mode. When I read the newspaper these days, or Facebook and Twitter, it’s evident. I get the sense we…

December 2, 2016
healthy orange chicken
Pan Asian Poultry Recipes Weeknight Quickie

Healthy Orange Chicken

Most restaurant versions of Orange Peel Chicken are often deep-fried, or if not that, then coated in flour and sautéed in oil until it drips with it. But there’s a way to create a healthy version of Orange Chicken at home. There’s a neat…

December 2, 2016
Lamb simmers in a blend of heady spices like cumin, cinnamon and coriander to create a tender stew.
Lamb Recipes Soups and Stews

Curried Lamb and Carrot Stew

Take a step away from traditional lamb stew with this Middle Eastern version that gets its character from aromatic spices like cumin, coriander, ginger and cinnamon. Although lamb, as a tough red meat, needs some time to braise in the liquid — and in the process, infuse the…

December 2, 2016
Immigrant Life: Taking Off the Cone of Shame
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Immigrant Life: Taking Off the Cone of Shame

Hi. My name is Moro. I am a Shiba Inu puppy. There’s a meme that went viral on the Internet about another Shiba Inu like me, a dog they call “Doge.” The meme shows pictures of this yellow dog with lots of silly words scribbled all over…

November 4, 2016