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Don’t Miss! 

Two good series to watch: “Messiah” and “The Outsider” –the first is on Netflix and the second is on HBO Now.  You’ll keep wondering throughout “Messiah” what the heck this series is actually about–and finally you find out, in  the last 10 minutes of the last segment.  As usual, Stephen King truly captivates with “The Outsider,” casting Ben Mendelsohn as the totally believable protagonist that you love to follow throughout. (He’s as good as he was in “Bloodline” — another great series.) Cynthia Erivo kills it as a savant, and Mare Winningham is as winning a mom/wife as ever.

Favorite Book of the Month:

The Couple Next Door, by Shari, Lapena, brings you the story of an unraveling family, with shocks in many chapters that make this a true page-turner. If you’ve ever wondered if you really know your spouse, this is a must-read.
August 7, 2019

How to Write Better – 5 Ways to Write Your Way to the Top

Illustrated by Melissa Mead “I hope you’ll tell young people how to become a star writer to land that college of your dreams and then push further […]
August 6, 2019

10 Steps for a Positive School Kickoff

Illustrated by Melissa Mead   Engage your child in buying school supplies (look for lists online at the school website). If there are no lists, just […]
July 6, 2019

Enjoy Memorable Quotes, Sayings, Adages

“Having children is like living in a frat house–nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.”–Ray Romano “Man hears what he wants to […]
July 6, 2019

End Child/Parent Standoffs

A friend of mine came up with a way to show his daughter how “bad” she looked when she misbehaved. “I did a video of her […]
July 6, 2019

Could You Answer These on “Jeopardy”?

What kind of figurative language is “quick like a rabbit”? Simile Metaphor Personification The goal of writing a rhetorical analysis (grade 9 or 10) is: You […]
July 6, 2019

Vocabulary Takeaway for SAT/ACT Prep

If you’re helping prepare your teen for SAT/ACT tests, ask him/her to explain these phrases—ones that may appear on a college admissions exam. Born again Bare […]