It’s Red Lipstick Time

red-lipstick-skin-tone_thumb-LI don’t wear enough red lipstick. In fact, I never wear red lipstick anymore.

I’m not sure when the turning point happened when I went from being the kind of woman that wore red lipstick (at least for my nights out) and the kind of woman that barely wears makeup let alone RED lipstick.

It’s not like I decided one day that red lipstick wasn’t appropriate or that I was just too old or busy to wear it. It just happened slowly over the years.

I still wear makeup and pretty myself up for my big nights out with my husband or the girls but red lipstick is not part of the routine.

Maybe it’s because it’s messy…you know, it gets on your teeth, on your husband’s face, on your napkin, and before you know it your hair gets stuck in its gloss and when you pull it off, it creates a red streak on your face (OK, maybe that’s just me). (more…)


I’m Like Madonna

It’s hard not to write about politics these days. It’s everywhere you look! But I’m going to fight the urge tonight.

Instead I’ll ask you something I’ve been meaning to ask for days but I keep forgetting. How do you like my new look?

You didn’t even mention it. I thought for sure someone would say something about the change!

I’m like Madonna. Every once in awhile
I get this urge to completely reinvent myself (of course my changes are nothing compare to the dramatics of the Material Girl but they’re just as cathartic!).

I LOVE change. I always have. I’ve never been afraid to move or leave a comfortable situation. I’m always excited about the prospect of the next new thing. It must have something to do with moving around and traveling a lot when I was young. I see change as an opportunity for new adventures.

So, tell me, what do you think of the flowers?



The Bill and Hillary Show

Did you see Hillary Clinton’s speech last night?

I thought it was SO great. Even though I don’t always agree with Hillary, I still love her. I love her strength, her tenacity, her intelligence and her pure unapologetic ambition and conviction. I was so jazzed up last night watching her speak.

I know she had (and still has) a real likability problem but I’m not sure any woman could get to that position without being tough and what many label as “aggressive” or “abrasive” which I don’t think they would say if she was a man.



E-Learning Platforms And Support – A Solution For Left Behind Children

Did you know that the city of London uses e-learning platforms and support for all of its schools? The LGfL, or London Grid for Learning, is an e-learning platform used by all students and teaching staff in the city.

Here’s another one. Did you know that every university in Switzerland is linked to the Swiss Virtual Campus? That is an e-learning platform that links all of the colleges together. Students can take online classes from any school in the country through SVC.

E-learning platforms and support make education more accessible, more individualized and at the same time more standardized for all of the learners who use it. There are administrative advantages to e-learning platforms, but the learner reaps the most benefit.

More Accessible Education

E-learning platforms and support make learning accessible to students when and where they need it. Children who need extra time to learn something or extra support to learn concepts can go to their Virtual Learning Environment as needed and get extra help and support.