What to do in Bangkok: The Golden Buddha

I could have spent months in Thailand and not seen it all, but what I did see will stay with me forever.  I spent the second half of my trip with my daughter, Alexandra, who always said she never wanted to go to Asia.  As it turned out, she was not ready to leave when the time came!...more

Ethical Elephant Tourism in Thailand

Everyone who travels to Thailand wants to trek with the Asian elephants who are advertised for trekking, riding, and shows....more

Going Under the Andaman Sea

This trip to the Andaman Sea off Thailand and Myanmar was just a few months ago, but I LOVE the photos. I just....love them!  I'm putting unusual sea life photos on this photo entry. Enjoy your trip under the sea!...more

Why you should call your mother

There is a parody tea mug on my desk that says: Keep Calm and Call Mom. And there is a lot of truth to that....more

My letter to You

To you baby I never had. when I look back and missing you so dearly, All I can say, I wasn't ready to have you. To hold you in my arms, to be proud of you. I was just too ashamed for my deed. and sometimes I miss you so much I switch on the light at night, just maybe my situation have changed. but no. it hasn't.  Im still broke, and still can't provide for you on my own.I loved you so much I let you go. ...more

They're Baaaack! 6 Tips to Help You Survive Summer with Your College Student

Over the next month or so, college students will be returning home to spend the summer with you. Within a few days, several of your conversations will begin with any or all of the following questions: Where have you been? It's 2:00am.When did I say you didn't have to call?Why would you take the car without asking?What do you mean you don't have a job?Who said I'd do your laundry?Who is that sleeping on my couch?Why are there empty beer bottles in the back of the garage?It's 2:00 pm, are you ever going to get out of bed? ...more
I love #6 and especially love this part: "I can't get those days back, but I can relish the new ...more

I'm Back!

Hi everybody!!!I am back!!  After 64 credit hours and 16 months, I am the proud graduate!I am hoping to get this blog back on track as soon as possible.  I've heard from many of you that you miss it and I miss all of you!!Here's a pic for today!Love,Jerri...more

Packing it all in...

This week, my son played what could be his final baseball game. Certainly, he played his final game of high school, and (I'm fairly certain) graduation is soon to follow. The end of life as he knows it is near. Actually, the end of life as I know it is near too....more
Guess what? This feeling you have - it never completely goes away. Our youngest daughter just ...more

Is misusing ADHD meds a form of cheating? 1 in 3 Ivy League students says "No"

Despite the many possible side effects, stimulant medications for ADHD are often called "the smart drug" because some students misuse them to try to get an academic edge.A 2012 study asked 616 Ivy League college students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) WITHOUT ADHD about misuing stimulant medications and whether it's cheating. Their results were:- 18% said they had misused a RX stimulant drug for an academic purpose at least once in college- 24% of those who had misused a RX stimulant drug said they had done it 8 or more times...more