Ellen L. Cannon's Blog (16)

Basic Developmental Needs of Children

     Social development of the majority of children is learned by trial and error, while interacting with peers of similar age and gender. Preschoolers ’interactions become progressively social, evolving from time spent in independent solitary play, to cooperative play, using peer-to-peer…

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on May 14, 2013 at 8:10am — 5 Comments

One More Call for Liberty and Justice for All

As human civilization progresses, cultures gradually come to the realization that injustices that were socially promoted and tolerated under past social constructs are, in current societal context, unjustifiable and unacceptable. Throughout history, during social transitions and/or upheavals, the great majority at first clings to traditional prejudices until it becomes apparent that the overall culture will not disintegrate when classes of people, once repressed, are allowed full and equal… Continue

Added by Ellen L. Cannon on March 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

My Ten Books by Age

An only child till age 5 1/2, I was the beneficiary of having been regularly read to, by my four grandparents and father. I will ever be grateful for the love of books they left to me, as their lasting legacy.…

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on January 29, 2013 at 4:27pm — 4 Comments

Smokey Sang it Wrong

Smokey sang it wrong

These are not traced tracks of tears

I weep…

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on January 13, 2013 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

Masters

On those lazy summer days

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on January 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Birthday Post: Wee Irish Lass Demonstrating the Gift of Gab

Today, I turn 64. I have decided to let mini-me introduce you to her world, 60 years past…

Hi, Lady. Hi, Mister. My name is Ellen and I’m this many. (holding up four fingers) Where do you live? Oh, that many blocks away?

I live in that house, right…

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on January 4, 2013 at 7:52am — 5 Comments

Valuing the Elderly: A Matter of DOLLARS, CENTS and (nanoo-nanoo) NONSENSE

Every weekly episode of the 1978-1982 television series, Mork and Mindy, ended with Mork (a very young, strapping, Robin Williams, dressed in his cheesy, red and silver, Ork attire) standing solo, on camera, giving his oral check-in report to Orson, his home-planet contact and superior.

 I vividly remember one soliloquy that has stuck with me these many…

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on January 3, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

The Fiscal Cliff: Tapping the Wisdom of Solomon

Solomon, King of the Israelites, remains renowned for his wisdom, most notably, his “judgment” regarding the rightful mother of an infant. Solomon proposed to render the child in two, by means of a guardsman’s sword; afterwards each of the women to be presented with one half. The real mother was revealed when she pleaded to be…

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on December 31, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Haiku: Arabesque

I’ve possessed the will

Not always the grace nor skill…

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on December 29, 2012 at 8:31am — 8 Comments

Many Me - (open challenge)

I believe we’ve all been there…packing up the remnants of our present lives and moving into the new. (relocation,  relationship, professional, emotional, spiritual, physical, financial, etc., or in…

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on December 28, 2012 at 7:16pm — 6 Comments

Holiday Greetings (Digital Art Cards)

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on December 23, 2012 at 3:21pm — 4 Comments

Tattered Curtains (poetry)

Preface: Occasionally, nostalgia leads me back to my own earliest memories. My childhood home (my maternal grandparents’) was more than one-hundred years old when my mother was a little girl. Weathered, with a tar-paper shingle exterior and plain, sturdy, sparse furnishings, nonetheless, it felt like a palace to me and my cousins.



That…

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on December 20, 2012 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

This Holiday: Gift Children with Imagination

Contemporary children’s biological levels of development and maturation are identical to those of preceding child populations, though their everyday lives are characterized by a constant state of flux, inundated with computers, television, music and electronic communication and gaming devices.



While we all live in an era of…

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on December 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

One Former Healthcare Professional’s Inside Take on What is NOT Being Seriously Discussed

PREFACE:

While the autopsy results on mass-child-murderer, Adam Lanza, may not be published for some time, the most recent, U.S. Department of Justice Report on Alcohol and Crime found that alcohol use was a factor in 40 percent of violent crimes committed in the U.S. and in May, 2012, U.S. crime statistics revealed that illegal drugs play a central role in criminal acts, providing verifiable evidence that tackling drugs as a public health issue could offer a powerful tool for lowering… Continue

Added by Ellen L. Cannon on December 18, 2012 at 10:00am — 19 Comments

The First Holiday Season: Grief, The Uninvited Guest

"Death ends a life, not a relationship." ~ Jack Lemon~

I wrote the entry into my personal bereavement diary some years ago. Somehow, this seems and appropriate time to share what my…

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on December 17, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

We Need to Heed the Lessons

     I have a friend who survived the Our Lady of the Angels Elementary School Fire, a horrific event that occurred on December 1, 1958 in Chicago. 92 children and three nuns, lost their lives, with scores more injured.

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on December 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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