Putting the HER in Hero!

Putting the HER in Hero!

By Nancy Black I read it somewhere. I don’t know where. The words just flashed by my eyes. But those five words stuck out in my mind — “put the HER in hero.” I like that phrase. I never really enjoyed calling an inspirational female my “heroine;” it made it sound like she was my […]

E.T., phone Earth!

By Nancy Black I think it’s time for a little alien shake up here on Earth. We humans are all way too set in our ways. We go about our day-to-day lives expecting everything to be status quo. Sure, as people, we hit bumps along the way, but we are a resilient species. We bounce […]

The State of the Lake

By Nancy Black “A persuasive speech is a specific type of speech in which the speaker has a goal of convincing the audience to accept his or her point of view. The speech is arranged in such a way as to hopefully cause the audience to accept all or part of the expressed view.” — […]

Judging birds

By Nancy Black Red birds are the best. Blue birds are mean. Those big, black birds? They are bullies. Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis), Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata) and Grackles (Quiscalus quiscula). They are all birds, right? But I found myself sitting in my backyard one morning this week, judging the birds that were fluttering by. They […]