Denise Brandell Mastrocola
I am a writer and editor. I have certifications in Family, Marriage, and Human Relations and like to write both fiction and non-ficiton books and short stories.
Pandemic and Education = A New Approach
Our public school tradition goes back a long way. For example, the Boston Latin School was founded in 1635 and is both the first public school and the oldest existing school in the United States.
Turning Back Time
Do you love a good movie with time travel, romance, villains, scenic views, and soul stirring music? I know I do, but I don’t like it to be predictable.
Rainbows have fascinated people for as long as there have been rainbows. But where does the rainbow actually come from? How is light fashioned so that it can create this marvelous display for us to enjoy? And why are the colors always in the same order: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet?
Get Your Head Out of the Sand!
Have you ever been told not to bury your head in the sand? Where do you think this strange statement came from, and what do you suppose it means?
A Balancing Act
The grumbling began as soon as Mrs. Morris announced that a ten page research paper would be due in three weeks. When she began explaining the assignment, however, the low rumble which had begun in the back, with the usual underperformers, began to spread rapidly toward the front seats until even the writing nerds, who loved assignments of this scope, were murmuring.
Turning the Tables
Life was harsh during the pandemic, and people like me, well, we were nameless faces behind a mask; used out of necessity, and then pushed aside and forgotten.