Thursday, August 17, 2017

Life and Other Matters – The Secret Service and Bad Apples: April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012 by  
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The “secret” Secret Service:  This week the girls stop being hush-hush about their encounters with the Secret Service and spill all. What happened to Pam, her car, and the Secret Service in Anchorage? How could the Secret Service tell Renie wasn’t packing a gun in Des Moines? Why does Sherri defend the agency’s actions in […]

Stubborn Birds

April 24, 2012 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith The sound of a bird’s wings flapping, fluttering up and down, repeating incessantly finally registered in my brain. I’d been lost in working on the novel, typing at a steady and even click, clack, click when the noise intruded into my thoughts. I live in and work from a house that […]

Listening Never Gets Old

April 17, 2012 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith I was talking to a new teacher last evening and he asked what was the most important thing I learned in college that helped me in my career. It didn’t take me a moment to answer. “Writing on the board turned sideways so I could still pay attention to the students […]

Life and Other Matters – Are We an Angry Society? April 17, 2012

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The girls share their frustrations with TV manufacturers, car dealerships, appliance stores and internet providers.  Are we angrier as a society on the whole?  Are kids in school angrier?  Are we handling things in a more violent way than in days past? What do we do now about our frustrations?  Could the food we eat […]

My New Can’t-Fail Diet Plan

April 10, 2012 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith I’m on a new diet! And it’s not one that I chose. Or my doctor. Or any of those fad-for-the-moment diet gurus. It was precipitated by trying to make an ordinary, run-of-the-mill ham and cheese on rye bread sandwich. I got out all of the ingredients for my sandwich – bread, […]

Life and Other Matters – Giving Out Your Facebook Password to Get a Job? Yikes! April 10, 2012

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You’ve seen the story in the news: Employers and potential employers asking for Facebook and other social media passwords.  Is it legal? Should you give your password out?  What should you say if you don’t want to give it out, but you also don’t want to lose your job?  The girls discuss the fading concept […]

Life and Other Matters – Louis Armstrong’s Pen Pal and Was Van Gogh Crazy? April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012 by  
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Was Van Gogh crazy? Or was there another explanation for his argumentative and erratic behavior?  And why DID he cut off his ear?  This week Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gregory White Smith is on the show for a chat about the life and times of artist Vincent Van Gogh.  Plus, Stephen Maitland Lewis shares his stories […]

Popcorn is the New Superfood!

April 3, 2012 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith Popcorn – the new, old super food. The Sunday night food from my childhood has just been declared the “new” super food. Scientists have recently found that popcorn has more antioxidants than many fruits and vegetables, which means that the tasty snack fights harmful free radicals that damage cells in the […]