Last Monday I mentioned the excitement we have at our house when the first local strawberries show up at our Farmers Market. Today I’m going to share something new that I’ve been making to set off my strawberries to perfection–homemade chocolate yogurt! Yogurt is something I’ve long thought about making, but I wasn’t sure it … More Meatless Monday: Homemade Chocolate Yogurt
If none of the panoply of stars appearing in the One World Together At Home show I wrote about yesterday appeal to you, here is another option. Tonight and tomorrow until 2:00 PM Eastern time, you can watch an online performance of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and most popular musical for FREE! Yes, … More Broadway Blessings #3: PHANTOM!
Tomorrow (Saturday, April 18) would have been the Earth Day Teach-in on “Reducing Your Carbon Foodprint” at our local Farmers Market (Cary Downtown Farmers Market). Due to the Coronavirus, that has been postponed until…we don’t know–until it is safe to do it. But we are committed to doing it, because it’s not really about Earth … More One World Together At Home
Today was my last poetry unit for this academic year with my students. As glad as I am that I get to keep teaching via technology, it isn’t the same. I always get a little emotional at the end of every school year because I hate saying goodbye to my students (even though I enjoy … More Poetry for Our Times
WARNING: I start out with a bigger-picture strawberry-related rant on this post. If you just want a vegan strawberry scone recipe without that, scroll down until you see a picture. This weekend my Farmers Market delivered a wonderful Easter present to me–the first Farmers Market strawberries of the season! This is a BIG thing for … More Meatless Monday: The Start of Strawberry Season!
In times of such uncertainty, we all have to just approach things one day at a time. On the whole, I’ve been in pretty good spirits over our coronavirus isolation time, particularly once things with my son’s college got settled down and we got into our “sheltering at home” groove. Yesterday was a really … More Just What I Needed: Tom Hanks and SNL At Home
What Broadway musical is more appropriate to watch this weekend than Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic Jesus Christ Superstar? Fortunately, you have the opportunity to watch two different versions–via stay-at-home technology, of course–this weekend for free. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the best contemporary Broadway writers/composers/producers around, is doing his part to … More Broadway Blessings, Day 2: See Jesus Christ Superstar for Free this Weekend
This is the start of a special weekend in the Christian tradition. I’m a spiritual person very committed to my spiritual center. But if there is anything that could compete with my spiritual commitment, it is my love for…Broadway musicals! Broadway, as the exemplar for all US theater, has always been the most progressive of … More Broadway Blessings, Day 1
What is more adorable than a cub of a cheetah, which I think is one of the Earth’s more beautiful creatures? Some of the good news, among the many sad things being reported, is that yesterday, April 8, a cheetah named Echo at the National Zoo (at their Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia) … More Life Lessons from Echo, a New Cheetah Mom
Now that almost all US families are homeschooling, thanks to school closing sure to coronavirus, there is a lot of anxiety about children learning at home. There is also some poor information floating around about the reality of homeschooling. To provide some information and reassurance, the producers of a documentary on homeschooling called Class Dismissed … More Free Online Documentary on Homeschooling for View on Thursday, April 9