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This Year’s Adventure: Going Cruising With Disney! (The Pre-Trip Post)

(featured photo taken by Janice Tillman Brady with An Open Suitcase)

Summer is FINALLY here and

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Mother’s Day: When Flowers and Brunch are Tainted With Heartache

It was difficult for me to write this before Mother’s Day and to get it out for everyone to read.  Then I thought about how depressing it could be to read something like what I’m about to share on Mother’s Day itself.  I came to the conclusion that waiting until late afternoon on Mother’s Day to begin “penning” my thoughts was the best option, with the hope of posting the day after.  Continue reading Mother’s Day: When Flowers and Brunch are Tainted With Heartache

Teaching Math Application: A Lesson in Sales Tax

“Mom, can we buy this?  Can I have that?  Everyone else has one, why can’t I?” Continue reading Teaching Math Application: A Lesson in Sales Tax

Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway: A Review from the Savanna

For years, I have dreamed of going to New York City to see Disney’s musical production of The Lion King.  It has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember and knowing that I had a friend in the cast just made the desire to see it even stronger!  After wishing upon a thousand stars or more, my oldest son made that dream come true this April and, as a combined Christmas and birthday gift to me, he bought the two of us tickets to see the production at the Minskoff Theater on Broadway!  I was going to see The Lion King!!! Continue reading Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway: A Review from the Savanna

One Man’s Journey to the Savanna: An Interview with a Member of Disney’s The Lion King Cast

We make friends in our youth, sometimes not knowing what will become of each other once the tassel has been flipped and the cap has been thrown into the air.  Then, years later, the opportunity to snag a long overdue hug arises.  Two friends find themselves thrown back into the past for a brief moment before gaining a new sense of pride and perspective for what the other has gone through over the years.  Continue reading One Man’s Journey to the Savanna: An Interview with a Member of Disney’s The Lion King Cast