Eclipse Watching – South Shore Long Island- My Take

  OK, so I don’t know why, but normally as two teachers off on Summer vacation we would pay more attention to “Solar Eclipse 2017” heading our way. We did not. We scurried around trying desperately to find the appropriate glasses at all the 7-11’s and libraries etc. My son ransacked Target, Walmart and the […]

Sometimes Small Efforts Create Big Change

I just learned that the inspiration behind putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 came from a 9 year-old girl named Sofia. Sofia wondered why there weren’t any women on our paper currency and took the initiative to write a letter to President Obama with a few suggestions. The Treasury Department ended up taking two of her […]

The New Face of the $20 Bill

I felt quite elated at the news that the Treasury Department  had chosen Abolitionist Harriet Tubman to appear on a new series of $20 bills. She will be the first African-American to appear on U.S. paper currency and the first woman in more than a century. Harriet Tubman led quite an amazing life. Born a slave and separated from her family at age 6, […]


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