As I See It

Why Teachers Teach

By Jill Chapin on Jun 3, 2007 - 1:37:00 PM
There are many reasons why people stay on in their seemingly stifling jobs.  But scratch beneath the surface and you'll uncover some unwritten benefits that make it all worthwhile.

  Finally - a Voice of Reason in the Fight Against Cancer

By Jill Chapin on Apr 15, 2007 - 3:27:00 PM
If you want to know who is really looking out for you in the fight against cancer, read this.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

By Jill Chapin on Mar 25, 2007 - 9:18:00 AM
Some things never change, and for our never-ending love affair with baseball, that's very good.  Like peanuts and Cracker Jack, a day at the ballpark is still a delicious treat.

  When it Comes to Your Health, Buyer Beware

By Jill Chapin on Mar 11, 2007 - 10:53:00 AM
When reading of new drug breakthroughs, or of supposedly healthful foods, don't buy into what the media is feeding you.  Because all too often, their deceptions and omissions can be mighty hard to swallow.

What's Really Wrong with Our Schools?

By Jill Chapin on Feb 18, 2007 - 4:46:00 PM
Are you frustrated by the relentless barrage of criticism leveled at today's teachers but don't know how to respond to these attacks?  Read this article because I know how.

  The Catharsis of a Good Cry

By Jill Chapin on Feb 11, 2007 - 9:32:00 AM
Those long-ago wistful memories of a safer, saner time in our lives can sometimes trigger an emotional upheaval as we come to grips with the reality that we can never go back.  But that realization can often turn out to be as comforting as it is upsetting.

Ovarian Cancer - Is it Really a Silent Killer?

By Jill Chapin on Nov 26, 2006 - 5:55:00 PM
Knowing you have a dreaded disease is scary enough, but there is a special kind of horror when you find out too late that earlier detection with already available technology could have saved you from a grim prognosis.


By Jill Chapin on Oct 29, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
Before you vote, listen carefully to the non-responses, the unspoken, and the head-scratching nonsensical.  Sometimes the silence of what goes unsaid can better determine how you cast your ballot.

No Safety in Numbers

By Jill Chapin on Oct 22, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
Don't assume everything you eat, touch and breathe is safe just because everyone else is eating, touching and breathing the same poisons that as you are. The truth is, we're all in big trouble.

  Do You Know What Your Kids Are Doing?

By Jill Chapin on Sep 24, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
It's back to school for millions of young teenagers, and back to the social life associated with school days.  Find out what your children are doing outside the classroom.

Fashion Faux Pas vs. Fabulous Friends

By Jill Chapin on Aug 6, 2006 - 6:20:00 PM
The next time you find yourself peeved over a friend's offering of constructive criticism, take a step back to see if you don't find instead a wealth of warmth in those suggestions.

  Who Do You Trust?

By Jill Chapin on Jun 25, 2006 - 1:52:00 PM
Looking for an honest voice out there regarding the public's health?  Your options are shrinking as once-respected organizations are engaged in misinformation and double-speak that would make even George Orwell feel creepy.

Runaway Immigration: When Too Much of a Good Thing Becomes a Bad Thing

By Jill Chapin on May 14, 2006 - 7:25:00 PM

Looking at illegal immigration from both sides of the debate might at least encourage a more honest and heartfelt discussion on the predicament that everyone faces.

  Say What?

By Jill Chapin on Apr 23, 2006 - 5:20:00 PM
Have our conversational skills hit an all-time low?  Do we need to put some overused expletives out to pasture, and bring back into vogue the more eye-popping volley of verbal sparring? 

A Classic Classy Class Reunion

By Jill Chapin on Mar 26, 2006 - 6:37:00 PM
For those who think they can't go home again, see how a high school class from the sixties figured out the secret to feeling at home no matter where they are.

  A Run From the Money

By Jill Chapin on Mar 5, 2006 - 6:54:00 PM
Why do some people voluntarily leave high paying jobs?  Is it true that there can be more important things in life than earning enough to purchase all that money can buy?

Kids Do the Darndest Thing

By Jill Chapin on Feb 5, 2006 - 2:35:00 PM
Do you have a succinct way of responding to people who ask about your kids?  Here is one mom's clever way of summing up her sons' accomplishments with fun and good humor

  A Fond Farewell to my Four-Legged Friend

By Jill Chapin on Jan 8, 2006 - 6:04:00 PM
If you have ever lost a beloved pet, you may find comfort in knowing that others share the same roiling range of emotions involving loss and regret during this final goodbye.

Makin' a List and Checkin' it Twice

By Jill Chapin on Dec 4, 2005 - 7:47:00 PM
Overwhelmed with the feverish expectations of your children for holiday presents?  Try this new approach for taming your kids' excessive and ultimately fickle desires at gift-receiving time.

  The Fallacy of False Praise

By Jill Chapin on Nov 13, 2005 - 6:54:00 PM
You've heard this question before:  If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did it make a sound?  Here's a new question:  If you accomplish something and no one praises you, can you still feel good about yourself?

Follow the Money

By Jill Chapin on Oct 9, 2005 - 7:14:00 PM
Are you still digesting the information from my previous article, "The Myth That is Breast Cancer Awareness Month"?  If so, then a response from a scientist to what I wrote, followed by my response to the scientist, should further your digestive process.

  The Myth That is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Jill Chapin on Oct 2, 2005 - 7:46:00 PM
Before you get misty-eyed about all those cute little pink ribbons and those breast cancer runs for a cure, ask yourself why all we have to show for the gazillions of dollars poured into prevention and cure are the dizzying amount of cancer clinics sprouting up across the country to treat the fast growing numbers of cancer patients.

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