Thoughts on the Betsy Ross Flag/Nike Controversy

Thoughts on the Betsy Ross Flag/Nike Controversy

  I hesitate to wade into it, but we need to talk about this. Last week, Nike released a new athletic shoe that featured what is known as the Betsy Ross Flag, presumably timing the shoe release with Independence Day.     Then Colin Kaepernick, the...
Change to the SAT: The Adversity Index

Change to the SAT: The Adversity Index

We’ve been hearing so much about the college admissions process lately, most recently the scandal dubbed “Varsity Blues” involving parents paying large sums of money to get their children into the college of their choice. A few weeks ago, the Wall...
Why Texans Love Bluebonnets

Why Texans Love Bluebonnets

There are a few times of the year that make a person especially happy they live in Texas. We are smack dab in the middle of one of them–Bluebonnet Season. The state flower of Texas is an ephemeral little blossom that makes a spectacular appearance once a year,...
Thoughts on the College Admissions Scandal

Thoughts on the College Admissions Scandal

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   Just as students all over the country are anxiously awaiting their acceptance letters, hoping to get into the college of their choice, a quite scandalous college...
Bulletproof Backpacks–Do They Work?

Bulletproof Backpacks–Do They Work?

School shootings. How I wish they were not something we even know or have to worry about. But there were 23 school shootings so far in 2018 where someone was hurt or killed. With a new school year about to start it is something we have to be mindful of again. I saw a...
I Knew It! Heat Affects our Brains!

I Knew It! Heat Affects our Brains!

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   If you read my blog a few weeks ago, you know how much I do not like hot weather and how I’m using the Blu Breeze to keep cooler this summer.  Just this morning I...