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Lisa Madras

Lisa Madras
  • smell.jpg Lisa Madras: Want to learn more about yourself? Use some common scents

    What is your favorite smell? I could easily list a hundred smells that would top my favorites list: freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, newly fallen leaves, bonfires, apple pie, lilac blooms, the top of a newborn baby's head.

    September 16, 2013 2 Photos

  • disadvantages-of-computer-addiction.jpg Lisa Madras: Without technology, what’s a kid to do? Plenty!

    What’s one downside of the modern day world? Isn't it always the case that the things we love the most are the worst for us? Life is so much more fun and interesting and varied now that we have things like Facebook and smartphones and Words With Friends.

    September 9, 2013 2 Photos

  • 181.jpg Lisa Madras: You might not remember, but you HAVE made a difference

    How would the world be different if you were never born? The first time I read this question, it made me sort of sad. I haven't made any kind of impact on the world at all. How did I, who had such grandiose plans for my life, manage to get this far without accomplishing a single significant thing?

    September 2, 2013 2 Photos

  • Madras_Bacon.jpg Lisa Madras: Bad habits don’t define you, but they do help explain you

    What bad habits do you want to break? Oh, dear me! Where do I even start? I think my bad habits have become so prevalent in my life that I don't even see them as habits anymore — they're just my life.

    August 26, 2013 2 Photos

  • Madras.jpg Lisa Madras: Strike up the band — and the garbage fries — I’m now marching to a different beat

    I have to tell you that I have a love/hate relationship with county fairs. I'll drive pretty far to get to one. That's love. But it kills me to have to remortgage the house to pay for it. That, obviously, is hate.

    August 19, 2013 2 Photos

  • by-the-way-who-are-you1.jpg Lisa Madras: Do you understand you?

    What do you understand today about your life that you did not understand a year ago? A coworker and I had a conversation this morning about "true callings."  It sounds like sort of a wishy washy thing, especially since so many of us would say our true calling is winning the Powerball and spending the rest of our lives on a tropical island surrounded by luxury and beautiful people.

    August 12, 2013 2 Photos

  • Madras.jpg Lisa Madras: What's priceless to you?
    What would your ‘priceless’ Mastercard-style commercial be? There answer to this question can change from day to day or even minute to minute.  The important thing is that you have an answer at any given time.  For me, somedays, my kids would be the star of this commercial.  Other days, it would be something about strength or perseverance.

    August 5, 2013 2 Photos

  • quote-wall-art_8661-0.png Lisa Madras: I don’t like you, pain, but you complete me

    Is this contributing to my completeness? I read this question somewhere a few years ago, and I can't help but marvel at what an astoundingly deep question it is. In fact, I think that if you asked yourself no other questions over the course of your life, this one would be enough.

    July 29, 2013 2 Photos

  • tumblr_lxwh8qhuob1qzfyg1o4_1280.jpg Lisa Madras: Don't starve your kids of life lessons from ‘Hunger Games’

    If you could choose one book as a mandatory read for all high school students, which book would you choose? I know I'm probably going to catch a lot of flack for my response on this one, but my answer would be "The Hunger Games" trilogy.

    July 22, 2013 2 Photos

  • sharknado.jpg Lisa Madras: Yep, I’m a sucker for a good ‘Sharknado’

    How much value do you place on a good laugh? It seems like the world is divided into three basic types of people: those who rarely or never laugh, those who take a laugh when it happens to come along, and those who live for a good laugh.

    July 15, 2013 2 Photos

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