ML Mazzara, Sidelines Analyst
ML Mazzara

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Web designer, technical writer, computer programmer, ardent feminist, yogini, dancer, skier, mother and step-mother.
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1 year ago

I love it when you talk southern to me!

I was born and raised in New York and, until I reached my 40s, I had never lived more than 90 miles from the heart of “the city”, which happened to be Manhattan. Then, I followed my job to Durham ...

Coloring books for adults, REALLY?

I am tickled and curious about the latest phenomenon — coloring books for adults. Although these grown-up versions of a childhood mainstay have been around for years, their popularity has surged and they are partly responsible for the increase in sales ...

2 years ago

10.5 Rules for Dinner Guests

Holidays and entertaining go hand in hand. Over the next few months, there is a good chance you'll be invited to someone's house to celebrate. Most likely they will serve food. I’ve thrown many dinner parties myself ...

How to Train for Ski Season

It’s November, a time of the year that harbors both good news and bad news. Snow has already fallen in the Rocky Mountains and ski season is looming. Yay!! My first day on snow will be December 6 and ...

In Praise of Title IX

The U.S. Women’s Soccer team, winners of the 2015 World Cup and ranked #1 in the world, were recently honored by a celebration at the White House. These women, like many other top female athletes, are an inspiration ...

Driving Pet Peeves: This Vehicle Makes Wide Turns

Everyone must have one, a pet peeve about other drivers. You know, the things you encounter on the road every day that, while not exactly inducing road rage, irritate and annoy you. For me, it’s those W-I-D-E turns, the ...

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1 year ago

A grammar quiz? Woo hoo. I "is" so excited!

@Jenny Davenport: True dat!

@Jenny Davenport: I love the way you see things :-) Now you have me laughing...in a good way. I'll have to tell my son that those men swinging a hammer with him were being lyrical and poetic without knowing ...

@Terrianne Webster: Maybe over time, you will get used to the term. At least you know what they mean. It's harder when you are not sure what they are actually saying. It took me a while to grow accustomed ...

@Jenny Davenport: I had to read your first comment twice. Initially, I thought you were taking a class about Joyce Carol Oates, as in reading and discussing her books. Then I realized that she was teaching the class. My reactions ...

@Emily Mason: Every place has its good and bad points, and it just takes a little time to figure these out. Living in the south, I am always SO self-conscious about my New York accent. It has tempered but is ...

@Jill Koly: The southerners have an uncanny way of insulting someone and making it seem endearing. If I said "That man has two left feet and can't dance a step", I'd hear "Don't get ugly now." But ...

This February there is Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl, which sometimes fall in other months. There are always Presidential birthdays. February is American Heart Month and somewhere in there is Great American Pizza Bake Week and Jell-O Week, too ...

@Giselle Davenport: Yes, I can imagine where this type of activity would make sense at a call center. Ah, yes, call centers, part of our modern world, a part we love to hate. We don't really WANT to be ...

I am still interested yet undecided about whether to give this a go. Color on, Sideliners, color on!

@Santina Devine: Sweet. You have found an entertaining way to disengage when you need to step back and let your little artists explore. This aligns with the benefits reported in most of the articles. When my own kids were young ...

Wow! Way to "rep it up" there, @Baxter Colburn. Congrats!

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