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On teaching the day after the election

Nov 15, 2016
On teaching the day after the election

I’ve never really dreaded my job before. I’ve been more and less excited to teach, of course. Handing back bad grades or dealing with problematic behaviors is not something I relish. But Wednesday, the day after the election, I went to work with cold dread in the pit of my …

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Caring For Advanced Illness Through Faith Communities

Nov 14, 2016

By Matt Perry

Community health experts continue to connect with older adults through faith-based communities.

The city of Fremont did this several years ago with its Community Ambassadors Program for Seniors. From churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues to community centers and beyond, health officials found faith communities already had deep ties within ethnic communities.

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California’s Caregiver Crisis: African Americans Most at Risk

Nov 14, 2016

 

By Karen Lincoln

California’s population is aging. By 2030, 18 percent of the state will be 65 or older. More significantly, this population will be increasingly racially and ethnically diverse. Current projections suggest that 52% of these older adults will be members of a minority group.

This demographic shift is likely to have a profound...

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Game to 100
Inspiring words from a high school principal in Ohio

Nov 11, 2016

Editor’s Note: Family members in the great state of Ohio alerted me to this statement by the principal of Shaker Heights High School near Cleveland. The following is from the school newspaper, The Shakerite. Principal Jonathan Kuehnle spoke during the Nov. 9 … Continue reading

The Blue Muse
No words

Nov 9, 2016
No words

It’s possible I will have words tomorrow. But right now I’m still mostly stunned and gutted by the election results. Feels a lot like this: But the rational side of me realizes we’re all in this together, and unlike the celeb drama of 2007, we can’t watch from the sidelines …

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For All The Little Girls Who Are Watching This Election

Nov 9, 2016

For all the little girls who are watching this election, My 20 year-old daughter voted in her first election this year. She’s practicing ‘adulting’ – she learned how to register, how to complete her ballot and vote early. She grew up in house with vocal, political parents but in her own quiet way, she...

Game to 100
What’s gotten into American voters?

Nov 9, 2016

The 1956 horror film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” threw a real scare into me. The thought of alien beings taking over the bodies of parents and friends unsettled my 10-year-old mind. Creepy things might lurk beneath the surface of … Continue reading

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Infections, Not Antibiotics, May Cause Childhood Obesity, Study Says

Nov 9, 2016

 

By Hannah Guzik 

Infections during infancy — not antibiotic use — may lead to childhood obesity, a new study reports.

The study, published Nov. 1 in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, examined more than 260,000 infants over 16 years.

Children diagnosed with an infection during their first year of life who did not...

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The Blue Muse
Voting brought this nasty woman to tears

Nov 8, 2016
Voting brought this nasty woman to tears

Walking out of my polling place, I wasn’t prepared for the onslaught of emotion. I didn’t wear white. I didn’t wear a pantsuit. I didn’t get to put my sticker on Susan B. Anthony’s tombstone. But, I got to join millions in voting for the first female presidential candidate. What …

The Blue Muse
Reckoning the leaves of change

Nov 7, 2016
Reckoning the leaves of change

Today I walked around campus as it was snowing leaves of change. Yellow and orange flutters signaling a shift in season, so poignant on the eve of the most contentious election of my lifetime. Strolling under great canopies of color, I tried to concentrate on the Fall splendor and quell …

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