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Articles by Diana Erbio

About The Author

Diana Erbio is a freelance writer who lives on Long Island. She has written about parenting issues, travel, museum exhibits, and a wide array of topics as a regular contributor to Long Island Parent magazine and Crinkles, an educational magazine for children. She has been published in a variety of national and local publications and her Opinion pieces have appeared in Newsday, Dan’s Papers and The Daily Caller. Recently Diana has written a children’s short story, Moon Circles, which provides a mini science lesson to readers as they follow two youngsters on a winter’s day beach outing with their mom.

Beware of the Anti-Bully Bullies


by Diana Erbio – Traditionally bullying has been viewed as behavior that someone more powerful has engaged in to torment someone they perceive as less powerful. The reasons for bullying have been explored and analyzed for decades. Some experts have...
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Take a Word Snapshot Today for Tomorrow


by Diana Erbio – Thomas Mallon wrote these words about the “you” we write to in our diaries in his book, A Book of One’s Own: People and Their Diaries, Ticknor & Fields NY, 1984 Your “you” may be even less palpable than...
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On Ends Justifying Means


by Diana Erbio - Today, all too often bad behavior is being justified with an “ends justifies the means” mentality. I fear the “ends” reached following that attitude will not be good. Do we still value the sentiment of “It’s not whether you win or...
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Recapturing the American Can-Do Spirit

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by Diana Erbio – At one time or another, most of us feel helpless. We can blame circumstance and tell ourselves that we alone cannot correct the course directed towards disaster. It may seem that excusing ourselves from reality is the easiest option....
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Gratitude from a Soldier’s Daughter


by Diana Erbio – My father fought in the Korean War long before I was a glimmer in either parent’s eye. He was eighteen years old and had not yet met my mother when he decided to put his young life on the line for his country. My father not only...
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Can We Still Recognize Evil?

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by Diana Erbio – It has been with us throughout the ages. Although a master of disguises, we can see it easily if we allow ourselves to. It likes to be ignored, because that is an opportunity for it to gain strength. Edmund Burke, an eighteenth century...
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What Happened to the America that Could Not be Fooled All the Time?


by Diana Erbio -  “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” These words often credited to Abraham Lincoln have traditionally held true. But it seems we are...
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I Did It My Way


By Diana Erbio - Our president wrote a book about the dreams from his father. Those dreams differ greatly from the dreams from my father. But the  right to hold and express contrasting beliefs is an integral part  of the American Dream. Americans declared...
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Discover the Home of Holmes

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by Diana Erbio - Centuries come and go, but the fascination with the truth seeking logic of Sherlock Holmes continues. This is evidenced by two popular current TV series, Elementary(CBS) and Sherlock(BBC) featuring Holmes and the long list of actors...
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Encourage Independent Thinking This Fourth of July!


by Diana Erbio – As our nation celebrates its freedom from tyranny this Independence Day it is vital that we remember Ben Franklin’s warning words when asked at the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 about whether we had a Republic or a...
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