Friday, February 1, 2013 9:30 am
I’m learning French. What began innocently enough as a goal to pick up some conversational basics has evolved to an all-out obsession. I have CDs in my car that sing me through various scenes in which otherwise normal individuals break out in song (French songs, at that) about the most mundane things. It isn’t every day, after all, that full-grown men and women sing their one, two, threes. Picture Big Bird wearing a beret and you can get an idea of what it sounds like.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:10 am
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 4:00 am
Since its construction in 2002, the Oro Valley Library has
become a focal point of the community. After being open for nearly
a decade, the library has expanded in all aspects, and encompasses
some of the most sought after programs in the region.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 12:00 am
I have a secret way to de-stress during a busy day. It has
nothing to do with a spa (of which I have none) or Jack Daniel's
(of which I definitely have none.) No, this de-stresser is
instantly available to me with the click of a button when a rerun
of Leave it to Beaver, that classic sitcom of the late '50s and
early '60s, begins.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:00 am
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 11:00 pm
I was trying to get through a very painful recent break-up. The
fact that I was the dumper and he was the dumpee really didn’t make
it that much easier. The temptation to call him and say I’d made a
big mistake was at times overwhelming.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 11:00 pm
Can you imagine a mini Tower of Babel, a country of only 11
million inhabitants, with three official languages and English, as
a fourth, serving as buffer between them all? We’re not talking
here about a mythical kingdom of J.K. Rowling’s imagination but of
the very much alive country of Belgium. As a French teacher, I was
anxious to visit another French-speaking country outside of France,
where I could see new things and experience a different culture,
all while using my favorite language.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 11:00 pm
Sept. 22, 2004 - The choir director at Mountain View High
School, Dean Schoff, knows what it means to take a risk.
Wednesday, August 28, 2002 11:00 pm
Republican Pete Hershberger, 53, hopes his loyalty to voters in
Dist. 26, comprised largely of the former Dist. 12, which his
parents served for so many years, will pay huge dividends against
fellow incumbent Carol Somers in the coming election.
Wednesday, October 31, 2001 12:00 am
As Sylvanus Thayer assumed his position as superintendent of
West Point, the new regime he began to institute reverberated
across the academy and the cadets, many of whom did not appreciate
or understand the motives behind some of the swift changes.