‘The Best Nest’

March 29, 2005 "I love my house. I love my nest. In all the world, my nest is best." So Mr. Bird begins his cheerful song in "The Best Nest" by P.D. Eastman, one of my favorite books as a young child.

Rock ‘n’ roll lessons

March 29, 2005 A half century ago, Elvis Presley revolutionized rock 'n' roll. Today, music is changing the face of teaching.

Indians who spoke Welsh

March 24, 2005 In the 1660s, a Welsh sailor who washed ashore on North America's East Coast was able to carry on a conversation with American Indians who spoke a form of Welsh and also told of an ancestral homela

Creativity 101

March 23, 2005 Several years ago parents decided to get creative with naming their children, opting for something more unique than Billy Bob or Betty Lou.

It’s a no win situation

March 23, 2005 It is a no-winner, yet everyone seems eager to toss a dog into this hunt. Even the president of the United States has left his ranch to run after the rabbit in the hole.