While many American Cancer Society Relay For Life events are cutting down their hours – opting for shorter 12- or 18-hour versions, the Relay For Life of Oakdale stayed strong for 24 hours this past weekend.
Readers of my column are probably familiar with my two Bernese Mountain Dogs, Dante and Gino, who I've written about in past pieces. But this past year at Villa Paloma we've picked up a couple other additions – far smaller in size – that have joined the pack in the household.
A year ago this week, Shanna Peeples was named National Teacher of the Year from among 51 state Teachers of the Year, each selected from hundreds of applications in their states. Peeples spent the last year traveling the U.S. and the world, speaking with teachers and students about education. As her tenure comes to an end, we spoke with her about what she learned. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.
April 27, 2016|
THE MUSIC REALM — Whether you were a fan of Prince or not, his influence on music and culture has been ubiquitous and undeniable. For me, Prince became an influence in my life when I was 12 years old, the year I received my first Sony Walkman as a Christmas present with the add-on gift from my well-intentioned aunt and uncle who sent me my first two cassette tapes, ZZ Top’s “El Loco” and Prince’s “Purple Rain:” two albums that, at the time, could not have seemed to have been more at odds with each other.
This is a positive take on credit cards. You don’t see those very often. Everyone wants to dump on debt, and there are reasons to do so. On the other hand, credit card debt can assist almost anyone in reaching certain goals.
April 27, 2016|