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Here is my interview with Peggy Browning

Fiona McVie interviewed me! Please read the interview here! Thank you for interviewing me, Fiona!



Name Peggy Browning
Age 59
Where are you from
Joy, Texas. USA
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I am a single lady, a mother of three, and grandmother of three. I have a bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in sociology, but most of what I know, I’ve learned through living.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I just re-released my first novel, Matilda’s Extraordinary Ordinary Life. It is available at It was previously released as The Big 5-0, but I wasn’t satisfied with the title and I re-worked some of the content as well. I also am using a pen name (Elaine Moody) for this book and the ones that follow.
Matilda’s Extraordinary Ordinary Life is the first in a series about Matilda Mason, a woman who starts her life over at the age of 50.

Fiona: When and why did…

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Tennessee Virtual Academy: Bad Results, No Accountability

Diane Ravitch wrote this, but I agree with these thoughts about on-line schools. Everybody wants testing results to determine the best schools, right? Or at least the states do…as well as the federal government. No child left behind? Then shut down k-12 virtual schools.

Diane Ravitch's blog

In their rush to privatize public education in Tennessee, the Governor and the legislature enacted legislation in 2011 authorizing the Tennesee Virtual Academy, an online charter school run by K12 Inc.

K12 is a for-profit corporation started by Michael and Lloyd Milken. It is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. It earns millions for its owners but has received bad reviews in the New York Times and the Washington Post. The National Education Policy Center wrote a devastating critique of its academic results, as did CREDO in a report about Pennsylvania. In that state, virtual charter schools do worse than either public schools or brick-and-mortar charter schools.

Nonetheless, Tennessee wanted to be in the vanguard of the privatization movement. K12 partnered with Union County public schools, which collect 4% of K12’s proceeds. K12 pockets the other 96%, which is drawn from public schools across the state. The…

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Sarah Palin: Let Me Tell You What I See From My House

Well said, Madison Kimrey. I am re-blogging this post from The Fifth Column blog. This young woman is wise beyond her years. She said everything I’ve wanted to say, but she said it far better than I could.

The Fifth Column


Ted emailed me this amazing article.  Sharing…

Liberals Unite

Dear Sarah Palin,

Usually, I’ll read about some things you said and laugh. I’m not laughing today. The reason I’m not laughing today, Sarah, is that I’m a young woman who actually cares about my country. I care about the next generation of leaders, and I want them to have more role models in the political arena that inspire them, not more clowns for them to laugh at. I want them to have advocates who will fight for them, not more attention-seeking snake oil salespeople.

You tweeted on Monday, “Look who fired the 1st shot in the real ‘war on women. Hint: it wasn’t the GOP. See this excerpt from Hillary’s book.” The excerpt from Hilary Clinton’s book describes a situation in which she felt uncomfortable making a statement questioning the legitimacy of your selection as John McCain’s running mate as…

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