Category Archives: Education

And your words are?

by cheri sabraw Most of us like to socialize  with people whom we have some commonality, right?  I know I do. I like people who regularly use the words history, mystery, mystical, down home, funny, relaxing, and avocado. Add to … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Letter (again)

by Mrs. Sabraw If you have been reading my writing since 2009, then you will remember this entry. If not, I repost it, not only because I find it entertaining to recall the world in which I operated, as deftly … Continue reading

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My amygdala told me to do it!

by cheri sabraw At the risk of alienating all of you, I am going to quote from Fat Chance.  I will paraphrase Dr. Lustig’s paragraph (p.71)  after you read it. The Limbic Triangle: Disordered Eating, Obesity, and Disease. These three … Continue reading

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Fat Chancery

by cheri sabraw While we were walking down Liverpool Street in London last month,  Glenys, my new friend, asked me if I was familiar with the scientific work of Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist from UCSF. Had I seen … Continue reading

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The Library Project

by cheri sabraw Today, many of us  still maintain and adore our libraries full of  hard-bound and paperback books,  testaments to classes we have taken,  reminders of our deep and abiding interests and loves, literary tickets to those unspoken desires … Continue reading

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Lively London

by cheri We had it easy last week, settling into a comfortable seat, sipping a glass of rose wine, while experiencing the Eurostar train descend from daylight into  darkness. We had left Fraaaance and had come to conquer London—seat of … Continue reading

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A Tartuffian Enterprise

by cheri Moliere’s 17th-century comedy Tartuffe is about the character Tartuffe who ensconces himself into Orgon’s house as a deeply religious man and then seduces Orgon’s wife, Elmire. Since its first stage debut in 1664, the word tartuffe has come … Continue reading

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My first shooting lesson

by cheri I burned all of the muscle energy allotted to a 105-pounder after my first lesson with Paul at the indoor gun range today. Holding the small 20-gauge shotgun out in front of me, rotating it to the side, … Continue reading

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I love Flipboard!

by cheri Today, I just couldn’t decide which article to read: how about ” Five Gadgets that Can Help You Relax” or  “How to Deep Condition Hair with Olive Oil” ?  Maybe I should sip my dark roast while reading … Continue reading

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Are you ready for burglars at your home?

by cheri I miss my deceased Rottweilers, Elsa and Udo, who both passed into guard-dog eternity nine years ago and are buried across the creek.  Especially after last night. Udo looked as if a cast-iron skillet had hit him squarely … Continue reading

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