GerryMander: A game you need to play at least once

I hear it all the time. What does it mean to gerrymander? How does gerrymandering work? What’s the problem with gerrymandering anyway? Well, gerrymandering is the practice of district map drawers to draw maps that ensure that their political party will always maintain a majority in both House and Senate. Gerrymandering is surprisingly easy to … Read more

Free Book Friday for All of July

In celebration of the publication of Lynn Marie Sager’s fifth book, Navigating Life in a Whackadoodle World, Amazon Kindle will be hosting a Free Book Friday for the entire month of July. Each Friday, during the month of July, 2022, all of Lynn Marie Sager’s books will be available to download from Kindle for free. … Read more

What Does Whackadoodle Mean?

A Whackadoodle discussion in which my student and I examine both the connotative and the denotative meanings of the word Whackadoodle, in order to answer the question, “What does Whackadoodle mean? by Lynn Marie Sager “I think that I would have liked your brother,” she told me shyly. We had just finished reading a lesson … Read more

Why do some people irritate, while others become friends?

This two-question personality test may hold an answer. I would like to share a wonderful tool for understanding why you instantly bond with some people; while at the same time, some people seem born to irritate you.   Not everyone is like you. Not everyone wants the same things you want. Psychologists have identified four distinct … Read more

Fighting Prejudice in a Whackadoodle World

A Whackadoodle discussion on fighting prejudice, being woke, and learning how to persuade, including four practical suggestions for fighting prejudice. By Lynn Marie Sager “I am sick and tired of all those white folks out there giving us white folks a bad name,” I told her. “What the heck are you talking about?” “I am … Read more

Navigating Life in a Whackadoodle World by Lynn Marie Sager

Available now on Amazon Kindle Version 9.99 Paperback Version 19.79 Navigating Life in a Whackadoodle World While riding the bus one day, a retired self-help expert is confronted by the Fourteen Rules of Life that she once taught. When their demands to know why she’s been ignoring them received an unsatisfactory answer, the Rules take … Read more

Our Right to Privacy: Did the Court Really Take it Away ?

A Whackadoodle discussion about Roe v. Wade, our right to privacy, expanding the court, and taking action, by Lynn Marie Sager She came to my door both devastated and angry, “How could they do it?” She cried, wiping tears from her eyes. “How could they just take away our rights like that? I mean my … Read more

Teaching Trust and Lies In a Whackadoodle World

A Whackadoodle story about trust and lies in four parts: by Lynn Marie Sager Part One: In which my student believes that dismissing lies is a viable solution. I had been hired to tutor her online at the beginning of the pandemic. Was it really over two years ago? So much had changed, and yet … Read more

Religious Freedom In America

By Lynn Marie Sager I have a great deal of respect for religious freedom, and the rights of people to form their own beliefs. However, I have found that religious freedom in American is often infused with religious bigoty. I am against religious bigotry. Where people start thinking that one religion is better than the others. I am … Read more