Moderate Politics

Girls in Real Life Science

November 16, 2014

The Cincinnati Museum Center is offering a free STEM program for girls ages 8-14.GIRLS stands for Girls In Real Life Sciences.

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Preview of a Presidential Library

April 25, 2013

Earlier this month I had the privilege of visiting the George W. Bush Institute on the campus of Southern Methodist University. In the midst of construction leading up to the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, the Philanthropy Roundtable held its opening session in the newly finished theater of the Institue. I do […]

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When Enrichment is the Best We Can Do

January 27, 2013

Enrichment is what we do when we have nothing else in our toolkit to offer the gifted kid. It is the very least we can do for these children.

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Countdown #Ohio

November 4, 2012

As of this morning the election outcome prediction is still too close to call.

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True to the promise

October 4, 2012

My own opinion was formed as I went to bed – I really believed that Romney owned it. This was somewhat confirmed by my Yellow dog Democrat husband who was audibly crashing around the kitchen after the debate and shouting out angrily during it (we watched the debate in separate rooms on separate floors of the house.) I will say that Romney was well prepared by his sparring partner Ohio Senator Rob Portman. Obama seemed tired, annoyed and ill prepared.

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The Debates and Social Media

October 2, 2012

Juicing the numbers? You bet. Not only is it extremely likely that both campaigns will have salted the stream with nuggets of tweets (even going so far as to publish suggested tweets to enthusiastic followers) but hashtags will be appropriated, promotions parried, and retweets employed by both parties to both amplify and mock.

I will not be participating in the Twitter folly tomorrow night. I believe the presidential debates are too important to be viewed through the filter of social media. I also make it a practice to never, and I mean NEVER, watch the commentator responses immediately following a debate. I prefer to sit back and synthesize everything I have heard – framing the statements, bravado and truth meter. Check back here on Thursday for my take aways.

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Cheaters Never Prosper

September 9, 2012

Cheating scandal in Ohio public schools.

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Davidson Institute for Talent Development

July 4, 2012

A consistent application of democratic education requires differentiation for all students – even the gifted ones. Schools that do not accommodate these learners place them in highly restrictive environments. No wonder they fail to thrive.

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Politics and writing

June 7, 2012

Whoa. I just noticed that an entire month has whipped by with nary a blog post on Race to the Middle. And here we are entering one of the most exciting election cycles in recent history. I haven’t been idle – I have been blogging away on World of Learning and creating digital profiles for […]

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Clawing back your data – the promise of Lent

March 4, 2012

So this year for Lent our family is trying something a little different. We have sworn off our big beautiful grocery store. For the forty days of Lent we are only shopping for fresh produce and dairy (at the local fresh produce store) and meat (corner butcher store) and living out of our pantry. Sure we’ll miss out on 10 cents off gas – but I drive a hybrid anyway, so really, what’s that worth? What do I hope to accomplish? A clean pantry and freezer. Some creative cooking. And a temporary end to the data mining of my weekly grocery inventory.

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