Just Smile

We are experiencing a bit too much of the “north” part of the “Northeast” lately! Where is the season of spring hiding? This is April, right? The cold, snowy weather of late has just about everyone talking…well actually complaining. However, I still have that bit of spring hopefulness in my heart that I have every […]

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Peace Work

Do you like to make art? Looking for a way to connect with others in the Maria College family, build community, and start a conversation about peace? Need a way to relax or add a little pizzazz to your resume? The Global Art Project for Peace is yelling your name (in a friendly, peaceful sort […]

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You Said What Ate Your Homework?

I am an older returning student at Maria College. I’ve raised my children, and it’s my time to further my education, without worries of childcare, making lunches, dinners, etc. Well, I thought that was the case; however, I found myself scrambling last Monday and had to email my professor apologizing that I would be missing […]

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Facebook for Fun and Profit

As I sit at my computer writing this blog, the current temperature is about 40,000 degrees with the humidity at 700%. Well…maybe I am exaggerating a bit, but let me tell you, it is hot and sticky outside! As many of you probably do, on days like this, I stay tucked away inside with the […]

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One for the Ages

As the semester winds down here at Maria College, students are engaged in all sorts of activities to measure what they have learned in their courses. Although traditional exams and research papers are still valuable measures, a lot of students are creating presentations with text, images, and even videos to demonstrate their learning. The wonderful […]

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Freedom of Speech

The thoughts I want to share with you in this blog are inspired by a discussion that I just had in the online Maria College ENG 112—Composition II class that I share with students here at Maria College. The students and I became much more impassioned in this discussion than usual, so I just knew […]

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That’s Life

Well, as the snow fell and blew around last week when so many of us here at Maria College in Albany were hoping for budding golden daffodils and warmer temperatures, many people simply stated, “That’s life . . . in the Northeast!” With March 20, 2017, as the first day of spring, “that’s life” takes […]

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Small Can Be Powerful

Well, we had one of this winter’s biggest snow storms recently in the Albany area which had me curling up in the warmth of my small, comfy home on a Sunday afternoon. That’s when the idea of “small” as a topic for a blog struck me! Small can be extremely powerful—remember the little acorn that […]

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Through the Eyes of a Child

In my last blog entry, I focused on some remarkable people in their very senior years with the idea that a person is only as old as they feel. Well, a logical place to focus for this week seemed to be at the other end of the spectrum—the innocence and wisdom of children.  I was actually […]

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You’re Never Too Old

Each time we enter a new year and the number changes, I become all too aware of the passage of time. Here we are in 2017 already while I still remember the Y2K hubbub when the year changed from 1999 to 2000, and supposedly, all of the computers on earth were going to freak out […]

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