Monthly Archives: August 2013

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 216

Cheerleaders suspended for hazing I confess that I did not know what ‘hazing’ was when I read this cheerleading story on CBS. I asked my husband. ‘Do you know what hazing is?’ ‘Yes,’ he replied. ‘It’s when people do initiation … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 215

Diversity in the USA I’ve said before that one of the reasons I like living in Howard County is because of the diversity of the people here. One of Jim Rouse’s goals when he ‘made’ Columbia was to achieve a … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 214

Harry has a new name… ‘Walker’. That’s what they call him at Breakfast Club. I was very confused until I worked out why. Here’s the tale. ‘Good morning Walker,’ says Missy, the Breakfast Club leader. Harry sort of looks embarrassed … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 213

‘I Have a Dream’ Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. A pretty special day in the USA, I would say. Bells from churches, schools and historical monuments will “let freedom ring” in … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 212

A glimpse of USA schooling The best things about walking to school in the USA is (hold on, we walk? – yes, WE WALK!!!)…anyway, the best thing, for me, is personality spotting in the groups of kids as they head … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 211

School starts… …and parents everywhere breathe a sigh of relief. Children herd along the streets or wait on street corners for the ubiquitous yellow school bus to pull up, their backpacks full of newly labelled stuff that will almost certainly … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 210

Halloween Candy It’s August isn’t it? Still summer, correct? Not in the commercial world….it’s still 60 something days until Halloween, but already the candy adorns the shelves. A Brit in the USA has written about her views on Halloween in … Continue reading

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