Teachers and performers are pulling out wigs and frilled blouses, fake mustaches and foreign accents for North Idaho College's convocation series next week.
The free weeklong symposium will offer the public a chance to "meet" some of the world's greatest men and women. Time is no obstacle. The speakers range from Confucius to Susan B. Anthony, Greek and Roman philosophers to Mark Twain.
Nothing is tougher on self-esteem than middle school. Seventh-graders instinctively seek out those with self-assurance and drain their confidence, leaving school hallways filled with slump-shouldered zombies.
I know. I just left Lakes Middle School in Coeur d'Alene with my ego in my shoes. I'd been invited to act as a mentor to two seventh-grade girls interested in journalism.
1. When Candy Swanson, left, got cancer and lost her hair during chemotherapy, friend Susie Toronto made her a hat with human hair bangs. Candy is wearing hers in this photo. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review
2. "It's Me Again" hate with human hair bangs are being marketed by Toronto and Swanson. They have designed them is a variety of styles and colors.