Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

This is Memorial Day. When I was younger, it was celebrated on the last day in May and not necessarily on a Monday.

Now that Memorial is part of a three day weekend, it seems to have lost its meaning. Most people celebrate it as the unofficial start of summer with the ending of school, and the start of outdoor swimming and barbeques.

How will you celebrate Memorial Day? Will you honor those who have died?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Playing duplicate bridge

This week has been the regional duplicate bridge tournamnet here in Champaign. People come from all over, especially Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis to play duplicate bridge and compete. It is intense, but fun, and you see many of the same people each year.

What is your favorite card game?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Travel destinations for this summer

I hope you will read my latest article on

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Check it out. I welcome your comments.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day trip to Six Flags

Each May, our middle school 8th graders take a day trip to Six Flags in St. Louis. It is the highlight of the school year.

When I was in grade school, I remember taking fun and educational field trips to Springfield, Illinois.

What have been your favorite school field trips?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

High School Yearbook

The yearbook at the high school here costs $50. That sounds expensive.

How much does your high school charge for the yearbook?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Painting a house

I have been painting the exterior of my house and garage, including the porch floor and steps. I find outdoor house painting relaxing and satisfying.

What is your favorite house project?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Raising chickens

I read in the local news today that the city of Champaign wants to make it legal to have backyard chickens. In neighboring city Urbana, this has already been legal.

It's an interesting idea. I have a thriving garden that makes me increasingly self sufficient. Raising chickens would produce eggs and good fertilizer.

What experience have you had with raising chickens?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wants versus needs

Wants versus Needs: Determining the Difference
A guide to living green and living clean in today’s world
By Debra L. Karplus

You barely stayed awake during that Introduction to Psychology 100 class back in college, but you can still visualize the Maslow Triangle. In 1954, Abraham Maslow presented his hierarchy of human needs that is still used today. At the wide base are the physiological needs that everyone needs such as air, food, water, sleep, and homeostasis. At the next level, Maslow states that people require safety which includes health, employment and security. The next level identifies human nature to require love and belonging. Esteem is a requirement at the next level. Finally, at the tip of the triangle, is self-actualization. It seemed incredibly logical, but you never made any connection between Maslow’s findings and your own needs. That semester you were going through a messy relationship break-up and had a nasty case of bronchitis that lingered.

Back in junior high, you learned about the food pyramid which has been revised many times since then. It identifies your body’s daily requirements for eating grains, vegetables, fruit, and oils, foods from the milk group, and meats and beans. You crammed for this test as you munched on bags of salty pretzels and liters of caffeinated soda. You ultimately aced the exam. The food pyramid looked neat and tidy and made good sense, but it had no impact on your own eating habits.

Until a of couple years ago, before the economy became shaky, buying whatever you wanted was so easy. Investments almost promised positive results and there was always something new you needed, such as a faster light-weight computer or a trendy new pair of shoes. When the Dow started slipping in 2008 and return on investments plummeted, while efforts to go green accelerated, people began to re-evaluate when they truly needed go get through their day.

Some people of all ages, denominations, and demographics, all over the world, celebrate a Sabbath day every seven days, on the weekend. Professors often go on sabbatical, taking a break each seven years. Taking such breaks from daily lives is restful and helps gain perspective on what matters. Schedule a day when you will not be at work to go through your entire day with only the necessities. You might learn more about yourself and what you actually need, necessary for survival, versus the things you want that perhaps make life more interesting and fun, but that perhaps you can live without.


Cancel coffee. Would you really be mourning that morning mocha? That five-dollar- a- day habit becomes a fifteen hundred dollar a year expenditure. You do the math. If you can’t start your day without that java, then buy a big can of the generic coffee at the discount store or supermarket and after it is brewed, flavor it with vanilla or cinnamon. Drink it in a cup from your favorite morning coffee spot. The folks at work will not know the difference and neither will you.

Cool it on the cable TV. Why pay for many more channels than you need? Most of them are not things you would ever watch anyway? Spend your evenings interacting as a family, helping with homework, playing board games, doing a group project, or reading.

Could you function if you were to sell your cell phone? Most families cannot imagine life without their cell phone. But take the time to calculate how much your cell plan really costs. Maybe you don’t need so many phones or so many “free” minutes.

Compare using cursive writing instead of the computer. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone, such as your grandmother? Email is handy for confirming the time of tonight’s soccer game, but people of all ages still enjoy getting a letter the old fashioned way, via the US Mail, that someone hand wrote. Try it. You may be surprised at how much pleasure it gives.

Change using the car and instead use a backpack to haul your cargo by bus, bicycle or on foot. Sure, it’s handy to hop in the car and drive to the grocery for a head of lettuce. But, if your feet provide the transportation via biking or walking, you save money, avoid polluting the air, and get some exercise too. You might even find some therapeutic psychological value in this slower pace.

Avoid costly cosmetics and create a beautiful inner you. When you visit any online or retail store, you will find a myriad or products for women and men intended to make your appearance “more desirable”. Why not make peace with the hair, face and body you have, and relish the streak of gray hair or well-deserved age lines.

Needs and wants vary from person to person depending on many variables in your own life. Most people don’t have the luxury of not working. Many jobs require the cell phone and the computer, for example. Get serious with yourself about what’s really important and life may take on a whole new more genuine meaning.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Occupational therapy: a great career choice

Become an Occupational Therapist and Really Make a Difference
By Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L

You were curious about the lady who came into your second grade classroom and worked with the boy beside you who used a wheelchair and the girl in the front row with cerebral palsy. They you broke your arm doing gymnastics. After the cast was removed, Mom took you to the clinic three times a week. You did fun exercises working with a man in that same profession. His nametag read “occupational therapist”. After a few weeks, your arm “magically” became stronger. That impressed you. You certainly knew about doctors and nurses; but being an occupational therapist (OT), looked like a career that you might enjoy.

A recent interview with an experienced OT shared insights into what it’s like to be an occupational therapist.

Interviewer: What do OTs do?

Occupational therapist: OTs do many different things to help people of all ages who have disabilities, diseases or injuries to become stronger and more independent. OTs evaluate and set goals, do treatment, fit people for wheelchairs, help patients use adaptive equipment to do more of their own self care such as dressing themselves. Some OTs even assess disabled people and order specialized equipment so that they can drive a car! Treatment involves strengthening muscles and training patients to do activities of daily living (ADL), such as bathing, dressing, or eating. For example, a person who’s injured one hand will need to learn to cut meat. It’s very exciting to see a patient master a new skill and say “I did it”!

Interviewer: Where do OTs work?

OT: Some work in medical settings, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and sports clinics. Many OTs work in schools. Some OTs visit people’s homes such as homebound older people; OTs also do home visits to families whose baby needs therapy. OTs work with other medical professionals. In medical settings, they work closely with doctors, nurses, and other kinds of therapists such as physical therapists or speech and language pathologists. In schools, OTs work closely with teachers and parents.

Interviewer: So, why is it called “occupational” therapy? Does it have to do with someone’s work or occupation?

OT: When occupational therapy first became a profession, during World War I, therapists trained injured soldiers returning from war to learn a new occupation. The name “occupational therapist” stuck, even though OTs today do much more than help people learn job-related skills.

Interviewer: Why did you become an OT? When did you decide?

OT: I didn’t really know what I wanted to be when I grew up. The summer before college, I worked as a camp counselor. I told my supervisor that I enjoyed working with my hands, creating new things, teaching, and psychology. She told me that she was an occupational therapist and thought that, with my interests, I might enjoy occupational therapy as a career. And, the rest is history.

Interviewer: What is your favorite work setting?

OT: Though I’ve enjoyed working in most places in my many years as an OT, when working with young people in schools I feel I can really make a difference. I find that extremely satisfying.

Interviewer: How does someone become an OT? What schooling do you need and how long does it take?

OT: After you earn your Bachelor’s Degree, you need to enroll in one of the approximately 150 occupational therapy master’s degree programs in the US. Though there are two-year community college programs to become an occupational therapy assistant, best job prospects are for those who complete the Master’s Degree program.

Interviewer: What kinds of classes do you take?

OT: Science and medical classes such as anatomy and physiology, design classes, psychology classes, group dynamics, followed by approximately a year of internships where you are a “practice OT” working closely with a supervisor, an experienced therapist.


Becoming an occupational therapist may be one of the best decisions in your life. It’s a career where there’ll always be jobs, because there’ll always be people needing therapy. The pay is reasonable. But most important, you really make a difference in people’s lives.

Here are some activities you can do to learn more about becoming an occupational therapist:

1. Ask your teacher if you can watch the school OT while she works with students. Prepare some questions to ask this therapist.

2. See if your parents can schedule some after-school or weekend time when you can visit the rehabilitation department of your local hospital to observe OTs working with patients in a medical setting.

3. Question any of your relatives or friends if they have ever received therapy from an OT and ask them what they did during therapy.

4. Create or design a device for someone you know with a disability that will make their life easier.

5. Read books about occupational therapy or check the Internet for more information.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Amazon has excellent customer service

I love I order a variety of items from them and have never had a problem.

Recently, I bought a restaurant gift certificate from Amazon and had it sent as a gift. The recipient had a problem with this gift card.

Saturday night, I sent an email to Amazon to inform them of this situation. In just three days, my credit card was reimbursed for the full amount.

If you can buy it on Amazon, I strongly recommend it!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Technology: yesterday and today

Tech Talk: It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Gadgets
By Debra L. Karplus

Mom and Dad have been acting goofy since they organized their fifty-year high school class reunion. Every time you talk with them they go retro, transporting back in time, like in the 1960 movie, Time Machine. Eisenhower was President, two stars were added to the flag as Alaska and Hawaii became states. Annual household income was approximately $5,600. A new house cost $12,700, or you could rent for $98 monthly.

A new Desoto cost $2,600. Like cars of that era, it lacked seat belts, air conditioning, or power steering. It did have a huge ash tray; it seemed cool to smoke, (less than $.30 a pack). You could fill your gas tank for $.25 per gallon. People weren’t thinking about energy, conservation or the environment; resources seemed unlimited.

In 1960, postage was $.04, which was great because people enjoyed receiving letters in the mail. You could buy a magazine on the corner newsstand for $.15. And, people were excited that the Dow had just hit 540.


In 1960, you could dance The Twist to records such as Elvis’ new album, It’s Now or Never ($ 4.85). Called 33s, albums spun at 33 1/3 RPM (revolutions per minute). Cassettes tapes, 8-tracks and CDs were yet to come. Everyone owned a phonograph, a portable record player. A transistor radio using a 9-volt battery, cost $10 - $20, and had clip for your pocket and ear phone to listen to your favorite radio station. Who needed an IPod?

On the home entertainment TV system ($550), kids enjoyed Howdy Doody. TV wasn’t on all night; late at night you could stare at the test pattern, a large non-moving picture of an Indian head. There were only three channels, CBS, NBC and ABC.


Telephone party lines, especially in rural areas, were the chat rooms or social networks of 1960. No one ever received long distance calls; but on the rare occasion that you did, everyone ran to the phone and gathered around. If you needed assistance making a call, a pleasant-voiced lady, the telephone operator was always available to help. All you had to do was dial “O”.

Girls often kept diaries, but they were considered private, and usually had a small lock and key. No one journalled or blogged. Even if the technology had existed, it would have been an invasion of privacy.

People enjoyed receiving and sending chain letters. If you followed the instructions carefully, you’d end up with hundreds of letters when your name came to the top of the chain; nobody ever saw results of any chain letter, (spam 1960-style). Today’s forwarded email and jokes has been much more successful.

If you needed cash quickly, Western Union could wire money. There weren’t ATM, direct deposit or electronic transfer. And before there was texting, there was Morse code’s system of dots and dashes for sending telegrams, the quickest way to spread news.

Good manners were essential. All adults were addressed as Mr. or Mrs. And you might get your mouth washed out with soap for cussing, such as if you said something horrific like “he smells”.


After school, you could get a hamburger at the corner malt shop; most of them had a Juke Box. Drop in a coin and listen to a Hit Parade song. Weekends, you could see a movie at the theater, maybe a double feature, for $.25. Popcorn cost a dime. Drive-in movies were hip, but nobody expected to really watch the movie.

A new fast food place with golden arches was attracting families. You could get a hamburger on a bun ($.18), but you had to go inside. There was no drive-up window.

In 1960, party was always a noun, never a verb, and there was always at least one set of parents chaperoning any house party. But if you wanted to have a neato time away from home, places had pinball games ($.25 to play). What a gas! Who needed video games?


Walking to school, you carried a school bag or brief case, not a backpack. You used the QWERTY keyboard on your Smith Corona manual typewriter for school term papers, if you needed a few copies, you used carbon paper. A special typewriter eraser, helped correct errors.

Those in the engineering program used a slide rule ($15). Calculators had not yet been invented. Offices often had bulky adding machines.


Students passed notes in class. Who needed texting? Your parents had been high school sweethearts. Most of their friends today had met and married right after high school. Relationships weren’t as ambiguous as they are today.

Schools had stricter dress codes that were enforced. Nobody would’ve considered wearing a T-shirt or clothing with writing or visible labels, or jeans. In fact, girls always wore dresses or skirts, never slacks. Underwear and lingerie, and knees never showed. No one ate or drank in class either. (The only ones to drink from a bottle were infants!)

Prices and devices used to communicate, educate, placate and date have changed greatly in the past fifty years. But perhaps people are still the same. Was 1960 really a kindler and gentler time? Ask your parents and grandparents what they think.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Start a Babysitting Club

The Babysitting Club
by Debra L. Karplus

When our children were young, like other families, we had little money to spend for a babysitter. Sometimes, we wanted to go out to a movie or enjoy some quiet time without children. To save money, our family organized a babysitting club with seven other families who had children of the same age. Every month, each family selected a Friday or Saturday night to be the host house. Hosting involved opening your home from seven o’clock in the evening until eight o’clock the next morning to anyone in the club who wanted to drop off their children. The guests could stay the entire eleven hours, or just part of the time. The hosting family provided a healthy evening snack, a safe place for the children to sleep, and a nourishing breakfast. No advance commitment was required to use the babysitting club.

The convenience of not having to search for a competent, available babysitter each weekend, in addition to the money saved on a babysitter was just one of many benefits of being in the babysitting club. Also, the children were in a safe home with responsible adults. The children felt comfortable with each other and many friendships between the children and also their parents, evolved from the baby sitting club. We remained members of the babysitting club for several years until our children were old enough to stay home without an adult.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dump your Garbage Service

Five Steps toward Dumping Your Garbage Service
By Debra L. Karplus

How much of your hard-earned income are you spending toward garbage hauling service? Most of our neighbors have trash pick-up twice a week. A more economy-minded family can sign up for minimal garbage service which requires the use of one’s own trash container for once a week pick-up. In our Midwestern town, population 100,000, minimal hauling services cost approximately $320 per year, plus miscellaneous surcharges. For that same amount of money, you could purchase things that are much more enjoyable such as a desktop computer, a round trip air ticket to someplace interesting, or bicycles for a family of four.

How did we trash our hauling service? We compost, burn, recycle, reuse, and we reduce what we bring into the house. Admittedly, once a month we may have a small sack containing some plastic bags and grocery packaging. We toss it into the supermarket dumpster, before stocking up on more bulk food items.

1. Compost your organic materials.

Kitchen disposal systems can be installed easily and inexpensively in the sink and are useful for discarding small quantities of kitchen food waste. However, if you have a garden of any size, outdoor composters can be purchased at your local home improvement or garden store or can be bought online for under $100. They can be situated in your yard in an aesthetic as well as functional spot. By composting, your soil will become richer each year.

2. Burn your paper and wooden scraps.

I’ll preface by stating that we have a wood burning stove in our living room. For scraps from woodworking and household projects, non-glossy newsprint, or trash from the daily mail, this serves the dual purpose of getting rid of litter while simultaneously keeping us warm in the winter. The ash that we clean out of the stove each morning is added to our compost. And, we have devised a way to organize our paper waste during the summer months until the fall burning season approaches.

Know your city codes for burning! Some municipalities permit open fires, such as bonfires or campfires on private property. Others towns will allow you to burn outdoors in a fire pit or other protected area. In our city, outdoor fires are strictly banned.

3. Recycle all that is recyclable.

A growing number of communities now have drop-off centers for recyclables. Our Recycling Center is open 24/7 and accepts paper, cardboard, glass, and plastic. Additionally, we have a landscape reclamation center which accepts most yard waste. We have places in town that take used motor oil. We are also lucky enough to have regularly scheduled places, at least annually, to bring old electronics devices such as computers and stereo equipment, and also another drive which collects unused household chemicals such as paints and adhesives. Most of our supermarkets and smaller groceries have places to return and recycle plastic bags.

4. Reuse, use again, and use one more time.

Using items in your house as many times as is safely and functionally possible is even better than composting, burning or recycling. Plastic eating utensils and sandwich bags, if properly sanitized, have can have more lives than a cat. If fact, why use those disposable items at all? We never buy facial tissue. A packet of white men’s handkerchiefs will last for many years and can be purchased inexpensively at any discount store. We entertain frequently, yet we never use paper napkins or plastic plates or utensils. Instead, we use our regular dishes, forks, knives, spoons and cloth napkins. After dinner, people offer to help wash the dishes; this adds to the socializing.

5. Say “no, thank you” in order to save the earth and save money, too.

When you start thinking like a non-wasteful person, you will be amazed at how many items are unnecessary to accept. Bring your own cloth sack when you shop for groceries and when asked “paper or plastic”, you can respond with “neither, thank you”.

Contact your employer, your bank, the investment company where you have mutual funds and retirement accounts, your utility companies, credit card companies and other places that regularly send you mail and sign up for as many paperless transactions as possible such as direct deposit, online bill pay and online statements. Banks insist that the paperless systems are at least as safe as those using paper and are quick and easy to manage.

Do everything you can to eliminate glossy advertisements from your daily newspaper and also junk mail. There are a few web sites where you can sign up to remove your name and address from junk mail lists and databases.

You needn’t have earned a PhD in sanitation in order to throw away your trash hauling service. Be calculating and deliberate in what you bring into your house from the start. Reuse what’s left whenever possible. Compost, burn or recycle the rest. In short time your household, too, can be a garbage-free zone.

Parkland Chorus sings

Last night was our end-of-semester concert for the Parkland College chorus.

I have been in the group nearly ten years and love singing a wide variety of music from opera to show tunes. I especially enjoy singing the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.

We have sung in many languages including German, Italian, French and Hebrews. People seem impressed with that, but I can remove the mystique by saying it is just syllables, and really, anyone can do that!

What music do you enjoy singing?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jobs for teens

Most of the teens I speak with have jobs working in fast foods.

What jobs do teens have in your area?

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Chorale concert in Champaign

We were so fortunate to attend the Chorale concert this past weekend. They will be on tour this summer, but their next local concert is November 7.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Private versus public: What's the Difference?

I Just Overheard that it’s Okay to mention my Unmentionables?
By Debra L. Karplus

“….thanks for paying my rent again, Sweetie…and helping with my daughter’s college tuition…I’ll pay you back in my usual way”. (Giggle, blush).

The redhead wearing strong perfume, “Val”, was seated behind me, waiting at the airport gate, speaking loudly and emphatically on a cell phone that appeared to be surgically attached to her right ear. It was as if the passengers on Flight 4030 to Cleveland were intended to be included in her drama. Too preoccupied with her conversation to notice my eavesdropping, Val couldn’t have known that I was best friends with “Janet”, successful attorney and soon-to-be-ex-wife of “Danny”, Val’s sugar daddy and current love interest. It was easy for me to make that connection, thanks to Janet’s flawless description of Val.

I settled into Seat 12A, hoping for no seatmate and some quiet time, until Val plopped onto Seat 12B. I didn’t acknowledge her, but without preface, she delivered a monologue to me, a presumed stranger, with embarrassingly explicit details about boyfriend Danny. Apparently, Val had met Danny in a chat room. The concept of chat rooms perplexes me; confiding with strangers in a virtual place about topics that would be taboo with real friends. When I was in preschool, my imaginary friend Clara served that purpose. I felt relief when our plane landed.

At the hotel, the reservations clerk, who answered all my questions with “No problem”, was clad in a sheer blouse cut lower than her lingerie. A naval ring sparkled on her midriff. Her way-too-snug designer jeans revealed a panty line. Why even bother to wear outer garments, I pondered. She might have done well to consult with the career attire shop at the mall.

Exhausted from travelling, I unpacked my suitcase and turned on the TV, hoping to catch the news. Instead, I was entertained by a local talk show; the guest was announcing to viewers that her husband was clueless about her love affair. She must’ve assumed that nobody watched the show or that they just wouldn’t blab to her hubby. I flipped the channel to some reality show. Was I the only person who’d never watched a reality show? I felt uncomfortable, as if guilty of voyeurism.

It’s ironic that we are paranoid about becoming victims of identity theft, yet we’ve managed to blur the line between what’s private versus public. Social filters seem to have eroded. How and when did this lack of good taste and etiquette creep up on us? Where are the values of propriety and decorum? Did the concept of privacy gradually slip away while we were preoccupied, or did it just disappear one day like pay phones? We’ve nearly forgotten that it’s not “all about us”, that we must co-exist in the world and be courteous.

I’m wondering where we go from here. I don’t imagine modern society can ever return to a world where private issues remain private. So what next? Here’s one possibility; I think directions for fastening seatbelts on all air flights is unnecessary. Maybe, they’ll abolish those instructions and replace them with short bios of the passengers.

“Jonathan in 3D is flying first class and exploiting his company’s expense account. Don’t let him hoard the hot towels.”

“Liza in 14C is en route to interview for a job for which she in unqualified. The “L” on her sweater stands for ‘loser’.”

“Heather in 18E left her husband home with their four kids and told him she will be visiting her college friend Chris. But, she didn’t tell her husband that Chris is a he and not a she.”

Martin is 21B is a recovering alcoholic who has fallen off the wagon twice. His friends call him “Martini’. When the beverage cart rolls by, make sure he sticks with the soft drinks.”

“Bart in 26A has a terrible problem with motion sickness. Can someone seated near the lavatory please trade seats with him?”

Maybe, the few people who still have land lines for their home telephones should request that party lines, like those before the 1950s, be re-installed.

Perhaps, it was always a myth that we ever had any privacy and that we’ve really just gone full circle.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

MOMIX at Krannert Center

We really enjoyed the MOMIX performance as Krannert Center winds down for the season.

Ifyou ever have the chance to see MOMIX perform, go for it!

Writing about Writing

  •, 2014, 08/01, Magazine Writing Business
  •, 2014, 12/01, Writing Opportunities
  •, 2015, 01/16, Teaching Writing Classes
  •, 2015, 03/01, Query letters
  •, 2015, 04/01, Marketing Agent
  •, 2015, 05/06, New Markets
  •, 2015, 07/20, Growing an Idea Bank
  •, 2015, 07/20, Online Presence
  •, 2016, 07/18, SEO-Friendly Writing

History, genealogy and research articles

  • Ancestry Magazine, September 2008, Still No Bill
  • Champaign County Historical Museum Newsletter, Summer 2007, House with a Life of its Own
  • Family Chronicle Magazine, Mar/Apr 2014, Canadian Jewish Genealogy
  • Grand Magazine, Nov 9, 2012, Genealogy with your Grandchildren
  • Inside Glenview Magazine, December 2013, Genealogy Glenview Style
  • Prime Life Times, November 2013, Getting Started in Genealogy
  • Untangling your Jewish Roots, on

Writing for children or about children

  • Essay writing for a major national testing organization
  • Fun for Kidz Magazine, Friends with Disabilities, the visually impaired student at school, July 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Debbie's Secret Diary, Feb 25, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Fun in Hamilton County Indiana, Jun 11, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Fun in Hamilton County Indiana, Jun 11, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Letter Writing, Jan 23, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Mothers & Daughters, Mar 29, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Nursing Grandchild, Apr 29, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Poem for my Grandson, Feb 27, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Safety at Grandma's, Feb 25, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Volunteering, Jan 23, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Bullying, Jan 3, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Children's Museums: Jan, 3, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Creative Writing w/your Grandchildren, June 27, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Don't let your Grandchild Make you Sick, June 7, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Fun in Central Illinois w/Grandkids, July 7, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Fun things to do at Grandma's, June 4, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Genealogy with your Grandchildren, November 9, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Gift that keeps on Giving, June 26, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Girls Just Want to Have Funds, July 7, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Grand Times at the Public Library, July 7, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Homespun Activities w/your Grandchild, June 27, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: School Pictures, Jan 4, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Substitute teaching, Feb, 20, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Vegetarian Grandchidlren, July 13, 2012
  • on Creative Writing Class for Children

Therapy publications by Debra Karplus

  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2004, 09/06, OT Bedside Manner Could Use Improvement
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 01/16, OT: Then & Now
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 01/20, Why Occupational Therapy?
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 01/27, Yoga & OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 02/04, Wheelchair Wonders
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 02/10, Home visit safety
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 02/17, Cursive writing
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 02/21, Grandmotherly advice
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 02/28, Mainstreaming for Special Ed
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 03/10, Disability Etiquette
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 03/17, Equestrian Therapy
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 03/24, Advertising OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 03/31, Lessons Learned
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 04/08, President with a Disability
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 04/14, Wheelchair Evolution
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 04/21, Favorite Patients
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 04/28, Rural OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 05/05, Bipolar Disorder
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 05/12, Splints
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 05/19, Willard and Spackman
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 05/27, Industrial Evaluations,
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 06/02, Presentations to Students
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 06/09, Insurance rules!
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 06/12, Working vacation for OTs
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 06/16, Drivers Ed and OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 06/23, Male OTs
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 06/30, Recruiters
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 07/07, Tattoos
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 07/14, Eleanor Clarke Slagle
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 07/21, The ADA
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 07/28, PhD in OT?
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 08/04, Handicapped parking
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 08/11, Squeamish OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 08/18, Gardening (tomatoes)
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 08/25, Manual Muscle Test
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 09/02, Medical Marijuana
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 09/08, Defining OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 09/15, Dress code
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 09/22, OT training?
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 09/29, Travelling OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 10/06, ADHD & OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 10/13, Stigma of Little School Bus
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 10/20, Malpractice
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 10/27, Disability Resource Expo
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 11/03, Voting & disability
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 11/10, PRN work & holidays
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 11/17, Staying well at work
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 11/24, Service Dogs
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 03/18, Confidentiality
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 04/09, Disability & Mr Magoo
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 05/19, OT and Wii
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 05/26, COPD & OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 06/16, Singing & OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 06/23, Father's Day reminder
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 06/30, Online OT?
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 07/07, Choose health career & debt
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 07/13, Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 07/20, Backpacks
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 07/28, Fishing & ADA
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 08/04, Give credit
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 08/10, Getting along
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 08/17, Mindfulness
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 08/26, Aquatics
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 08/31, Fall prevention
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 09/09, Mom's advice
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 09/16, Respecting disabled
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 09/22, Laughter Yoga
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 09/30, Bike helmets
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 10/16, Joint pain & baby boomers
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 10/27, Helmets for falls
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 10/30, ALS eliminated
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 11/10, Wheelchair sports
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 01/12, English Learners
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 01/18, Therapy on wheels
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 01/26, Body mechanics
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 02/01, Chair yoga
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 02/08, Stroke & memory
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 02/17, Spinal stenosis
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 02/22, Explaining disability
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 03/03, Health fairs
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2017, 01/05, OT for daily tasks
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2017, 01/09, Aging in place
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2017, 01/20, Reflections one-handed
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2017, 01/26, Dog OT
  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1994, Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June, 1989, Activites Handbook and Instructor's Guide
  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1994, ADL Evaluations in Long Term Care Facilities
  • Grand Magazine, June 12, 2012, Your Grandchild with ADHD
  • Grand Magazine, June 12, 2012, Your Grandchild with Asperger Syndrome
  • Grand Magazine, May 11, 2012, Your Grandchild with a Physical Disability
  • Grand Magazine, November 12, 2012, Grandchild with Developmental Disability
  • Grand Magazine, October 8, 2012, Your Grandchild & Special Education
  • Item writing for a therapy testing organization
  • Journal of Rehabilitation, July 1994, Invaluable Guide to Life after Stroke
  • Occupational Therapy Forum, April 3,1989, Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Occupational Therapy Forum, July 22,1994, Psychosocial Impact of Stroke on the Family
  • Occupational Therapy Forum, May 29,1989, The Self-Employed Occupational Therapist
  • Prime Life Times, 2014, 03, Working with an OT
  • Prime Life Times, 2016, 03, Bathroom Safety at Home
  • Prime Life Times, 2017, 02, Tasks One-handed
  • Prime Life Times, 2017, 05, Aging in Place
  • Prime Life Times, 2017, 06, Preparing for Hip Surgery
  • The Therapist in Business: an Introduction to Private Practice, a book published by Cross Country, 2005
  • writer for National Board Certifying Occupational Therapists (NBCOT)

Family, home and lifestyle articles by Debra Karplus or Lee Doppelt

  •, Finding Free Firewood
  • Back Home Magazine, November 2008, Scavenge for Firewood
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2009, 09, Your Kitchen: a Food Factory
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 02, Food plus Family plus Friends
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 03, Avoiding Layoffs
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 04, Benefits of Volunteering
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 09, Free Firewood
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 10, Dumpster Diving with Panache
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 11, Home Safe Home
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 12, Bartering
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 01,Those Who Can,Teach
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 02, Tots & Tools
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 03, IRA or Roth
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 04, Resale Shops
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 05, Get Paid for Research
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 06, Roadside Assistance Plans
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 08, Managing your Banking
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 09, Cutting Back on Tree Trimming
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 10, Should You Be Alarmed?
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 11, Non-Traditional Housing
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 11, Opting for Co-ops
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 01, Be a Smarter Patient
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 03, Save Money with a Motorcycle
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 04, Farmers Market Selling
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 05, Habitat Store
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 05, Mulching
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 06, Seven Habits of Frugal People
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 07, Magic with Molasses
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 07, Rain Gardens
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 08, Senior Discounts
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 08, Work at Home
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 09, Composting
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 10, Finding Cheap Airfares
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 10, Soybeans
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 12, Income from Direct Sales
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2013, 02, Mattresses
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2013, 03, Discount Airlines
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2013, 09, Baby Toys to Make
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2013, 10, Affordable Fences
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2013, 10, Buying a Chainsaw
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2013, 11, Cast Iron Cookware
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 01, Carpeting purchase
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 02, Community College
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 02, Home Safety Improvements
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 03, Income Tax Preparation
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 03, Kale
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 04, Lawn mower purchase
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 05, Pet Sitters
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 06, Car Rental Free
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 06, Care Management for Elderly Parents
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 07, Selling Stuff Online
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 08, Services at Reduced Cost
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 08, Zoo & Garden Membership
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 09, Washing Machines
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 10, Catering Cheap
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 12, Flowers sent
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 01, Auto loans
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 03, Buying smart
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 03, String trimmers
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 06, Wedding out of town
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 06, Who pays?
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 07, Driveways
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 08, Lottery playing
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 09, Rent-free living
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 10, Frugal or cheap?
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 10, Winter clothes
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 12, Dental scams
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 12, Housing for adult kids
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 01, Frugal not Poor
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 02, Free college
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 02, Retirement employment
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 04, Self employment
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 09, Lottery
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 09, Moving experience
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 11, Drapes & Curtains
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 02, House for sale
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 03, Garden labor-free
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 03, House purchase
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 04, Bicycle Maintenance
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 04, Refrigerators
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 05, Homeowner's associations
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 06, House Won't Sell
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 06, Rain Barrels
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 07, Dehumidifiers
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 08, Blenders/food processors
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 10, Rent out rooms
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2009, 12, Simplify Your Financial Life
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2010, 06, Special Breaks for Aspiring Teachers
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2011, 05/11, Essential Appliances
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2011, 07/04, Water Problems
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2011, 08/22, Vegetarian Diet
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2011, 11,11, Gutter Cleaning
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 01/10, Buying Tires
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 01/10, Wood Heat
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 02/06, Nursing Home Insurance
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 05/07, Uses for Palletts
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 09/03, Wedding Planners
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 10/22, Reading Cheap
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 11/18, Mystery Shopping
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 11/23, Make Money by Blogging
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 01/24, Meals while Travelling
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 02/13, Auto advertising
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 02/25, Vacuum Cleaners
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 05/06, Breastfeeding
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 05/31, Travel Insurance
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 07/05, Spices & Health
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 07/20, Emergency room visits
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 07/23, Bicycle Shopping
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 07/23, Home Project Management
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 07/23, Kitchen Stoves
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 07/23, Lawn Alternatives
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 08/16, Sorghum sweetener
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 08/19, Generosity & Frugality
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 10/08, Lighthouse Lodging
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 10/10, Raising Backyard Hens
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 12/06, Bed & Breakfast at your Home
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 12/16, Gym Membership
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 01/15, Bed & Breakfast, your home
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 01/29, Grow Sprouts
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 02/20, Garden plot rented
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 03/28, Baby Food Homemade
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 04/04, A New Roof
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 04/11, TV Studio Audience Participant
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 05/19, Flying with Babies
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 06/09, Home Inspections
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 06/16, Baby Boomer Financial Timeline
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 08/04, Childcare
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 09/12, Chimney Care
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 09/29, Service Auctions
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 10/02, Luggage
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 10/14, Grocery savings
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 10/17, Sell your home
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 12/08, Back to the Land
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 12/16, Baby strollers
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 01/15, Mobile Homes
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 03/01, Basements kept Dry
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 03/23, Group Travel
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 03/30, Shoes purchased
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 04/13, Millionaires
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 04/20, National Parks
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 05/04, Foraging
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 06/01, Home mobility equipment
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 06/22. Funerals
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 07/06, Car sharing
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 10/19, SAD Light Boxes
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 10/19, Snow removal
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 11/09, Rewiring an Old House
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 12/28, Gym equip at home
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 01/18, Quit stressful job
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 03/07, Estate sale income
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 03/21, Disability-friendly home
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 04/06, Class action suits
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 05/16, Pet transport
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 05/23, Backpacks
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 08/01, Silver Sneakers
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 10/03, Arthritis Devices
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 11/07, Crawl space
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 11/28, Malt
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 12/11, Television purchase
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 01/09, Cruises cut rate
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 01/30, Beekeeping
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 02/20, Piano tuned
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 03/06, Transport Motor Homes
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 03/20, Garage door
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 04/17, Train travel
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 04/24, Asbestos removal
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 05/29, Sofa purchase
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 06/05, Friends & financial advice
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 06/05, Heating ducts cleaned
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 06/12, Power washing
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 06/26, House won't sell
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 07/03, Age in Place
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 07/10, Dehumidifiers
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 08/01, Injury prep
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 08/21, Dog walker
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 09/18, Car seats
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 09/25, Radon
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 10/02, Goose control
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 10/09, Car purchase
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 10/16, Lists to save money
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 10/16, Mold solutions
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 10/30, Money-smart preschoolers
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 11/06, Golf cart transport
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 11/17, Pet for family
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2018, 01/29, Frugal in suburbia
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2018, 02/12, College online
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2018, 02/19, Tutoring service
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2018, 02/26, Cruise ship job
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2018, 04/02, Sunglasses
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2018, 05/14, Sibling disparity
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2018, 05/14, Sibling disparity
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2018, 05/21, Cookers in kitcher
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2018, 05/28, Roommates
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2018, 06/18, Retreats reduce stress
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2018, 06/25, Selling creations
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2018, 10/08, Vaporizers and humidifiers
  • Inside Glenview Magazine, 2014, 01, Going Vegetarian
  • Inside Glenview Magazine, 2014, 03, Finding the Right Firewood
  • Inside Glenview Magazine, 2014, 04, Growing Sprouts
  • Inside Glenview Magazine, 2014, 05, Bake your own Bread
  • News-Gazette, 2012, 11/04, Places to visit, Lake Superior
  • News-Gazette, 2012, 11/25, Places to visit, Salt Lake City
  • News-Gazette, 2013, 06/23, Hamilton County Indiana
  • News-Gazette, 2013, 08/25, Traverse City Michigan
  • News-Gazette, 2014, 05/25, Boulder Colorado
  • News-Gazette, 2015, 06/19, Minneapolis-St.Paul
  • News-Gazette, 2015, 09/20, Galesburg Illinois
  • News-Gazette, 2015, 10/18, Omaha
  • News-Gazette, 2015, 11/15, Iowa's Lincoln Highway
  • News-Gazette, 2015, 12/20, Illinois Great River Road
  • Prime Life Times, 2013, 12, Museums in Champaign County
  • Prime Life Times, 2014, 01, Mahomet, Illinois
  • Prime Life Times, 2014, 02, Great Second Chances
  • Prime Life Times, 2015, 08, Choral Union
  • Prime Life Times, 2018, 01, Mahjong Madness

FICTION by Lee Doppelt

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Entrepreneur Interviews

  • Young Money, 2010, 03/30, Amos Winbush of CyberSynchs
  • Young Money, 2010, 03/23, Rob Carpenter of Friendgiftr

Business Editorials

  • Business Week Magazine, 2006, 10/09, Launching a Career
  • Fortune Magazine, 2008, 07/21, Hoist by our own Petard

Money, Business & Careers

  • Entrepreneur Briefing, available on
  • Forbes: 2012, April, Sell at the Farmer's Market
  • Young Money Magazine, 2009, Spring,Getting the Government to Pay for College
  • Young Money Magazine, 2009, Summer, Business of Loan Forgiveness
  • Young Money, 2008, 11/19, Is Being an Entrepreneur Right for you?
  • Young Money, 2008, 12/10, The ABCs of Substitute Teaching
  • Young Money, 2008, 12/11, The Election, Change and You
  • Young Money, 2008, 12/24, Six Ways to Avoid those Extra Baggage Charges
  • Young Money, 2008, 12/29, Who will Prepare your Taxes this Year?
  • Young Money, 2009, 01/05, The Basics of Stock Market Investing
  • Young Money, 2009, 01/14, Find a Stock Broker
  • Young Money, 2009, 01/21, What's the Best Credit Card for You
  • Young Money, 2009, 01/28, Community College or University?
  • Young Money, 2009, 02/03, Study Abroad
  • Young Money, 2009, 02/18, Fix, replace or repair
  • Young Money, 2009, 03/18, Six Ways to Raise Money Savvy Kids
  • Young Money, 2009, 03/25, Job Benefits
  • Young Money, 2009, 04/08, Worried About the Future? Get Covered
  • Young Money, 2009, 04/16, Beginners Guide to Dividends
  • Young Money, 2009, 04/23, Find a Government Internship
  • Young Money, 2009, 04/29, FDIC
  • Young Money, 2009, 06/03, Investing in Gold
  • Young Money, 2009, 06/11, Beyond Student Loans
  • Young Money, 2009, 07/01, Filling out a W4 Form
  • Young Money, 2009, 07/02, Being an Occupational Therapist
  • Young Money, 2009, 09/09, Background Checks
  • Young Money, 2009, 09/16, Obama health reform
  • Young Money, 2009, 11/16, Funds for Online College
  • Young Money, 2010, 01/06, Guide to Getting into Politics
  • Young Money, 2010, 02/24, Live & Work in your College Town
  • Young Money, 2010, 03/24, Career & Personality Tests
  • Young Money, 2010, 05/28, Travel Destinations
  • Young Money, 2010, 06/08, Work & Travel
  • Young Money, 2010, 06/23, Become a Certified Coach
  • Young MOney, 2010, 07/01, Become a Better Public Speaker
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