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About Lupi

Jersey girl by birth, sailor by marriage, wife & mother by grace.

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Using Ad Sense With A Responsive Web Design Layout

Pardon me for geeking out with this post, I don’t usually write about my day job, which is managing a suite of online magazines. One part of my job revolves around keeping the designs and layouts fresh, user friendly, and easy to monetize. If you have stumbled upon this post, you know that responsive design […]

Inspired by a Conversation That Wasn’t Mine

Last night I came across a recent interview between Charlie Rose and J.C. Chandor, the director of the film “All is Lost,” starring Robert Redford. I am fascinated by this film, which is about a solo sailor who is hit by a floating shipping container in the middle of the Indian Ocean. One of the […]

Lupe Eyde Tucker – Article Tearsheets

Tearsheets of some of my articles, published in different magazines over the years: Put Some Wind in Your Sails!, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, June 2013 http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine-digital.com/thehomeschoolmagazine/201306/#pg133 Anchors Aweigh, Playground Magazine, Summer 2012 http://www.thenewjerseygirl.com/Anchors_Aweigh_Summer_2012.pdf Photo Opportunity, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, May 2012 http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine-digital.com/thehomeschoolmagazine/201205/#pg124 Sailing Away, South Florida Parenting, May 2000 http://www.thenewjerseygirl.com/South_FL_Parenting_Sailing_Away.pdf Shoreline: Welcome to Miami Beach?, […]

Tis the Season

Yes, it’s the season I wait all year for … Chocolate Covered Pretzel season! I have a motto that goes along with this season, because frankly, Chocolate Covered Pretzels (CCPs) are yummy, but totally unhealthy, and notoriously fattening. That’s why I say, life is too short to eat inferior chocolate covered pretzels! I mean, if […]

Looking Back to See Forward

The history of the American School and the history of my family is so intricately entwined, that many times they seem one and the same.

Little Things that are actually Big Things

a poem of thanksgiving shoes to protect my tender feet, the campfire and its healing heat a boat, and sail to make it heel the compass, the sextant, and the wheel a pen, and paper to spread its inky bliss the big bear hug, a deep French kiss. spectacles for my weary eyes journalists, to […]

A Nationwide Epidemic of Belly Aches

As much as I resent and totally disagree with the fact that the government can now force me to buy something that I do not want, I have decided to accept the Healthcare mandate, for now.

Goodbye, Jersey

(inspired by Goodnight, Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown.) The sun is high The air is still And everything that will be, will. Cars racing on the GSP and the lady conductor asking, “tickets, please.” Summer, trees, hydrangeas Cool ocean breeze and jughandles Every town in descending order, and memories calling from every corner Goodbye, Jersey […]

An Adventure in the Jungle of Amazonian Ecuador

In 1999, while six months pregnant, Curtis and I spent four days in the jungle near the Colombian border. It was an adventure that I will never forget! Bugs! Caymans! Piranhas! and when we returned to civilization (if you could call Lago Agrio civilization), we learned that while we were traipsing through the jungle, the Central Bank of Ecuador had closed all the banks in the country and we couldn’t leave Lago Agrio because we could not even exchange dollars. The banks were closed for 2 weeks, and thankfully we made it out of Lago Agrio and caught a bus to Quito after only a few days, but not without a bunch of stories, no siree …

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away!

When I was 13 years old I begged my parents to buy me a 35 mm SLR camera. Back then, the desire to take photographs was as intense, maybe even more intense, than my desire to become a writer. I remember how excited I was when, at the end of seventh grade, I signed up […]


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