There is a lot of scary and depressing and frustrating and confusing and even infuriating news right now. But if you look, there are some lovely stories as well. I’ve always been a sucker for engagement tales. So this article from The New York Times about couples who got engaged during this coronavirus time was … More Love Is Not Canceled
After STRAWBERRIES (see my previous post), the thing I’m most excited to get in our local Farmers Market in the spring is ASPARAGUS! It is coming in now, and I’m so excited. Mostly, I just eat it roasted as a side dish. However, tonight I included it in our entree. I found a recipe in … More Meatless Mondays: Asparagus!
The literature classes that I teach for middle and high school students ended this week, and Sunday is Mother’s Day. I decided to acknowledge these two occasions by staying in bed late this morning to finish reading a wonderful book, Circe by Madeline Miller. In The Odyssey, Circe, the so-called “witch of Aiaia,” is one … More Mother’s Day Reading: Circe by Madeline Miller
Of course, Barbra Streisand is more than just a Broadway star. But Broadway was where she got her start (who can forget her Fanny Brice?) and her Broadway songs are many of my favorites of her recordings, so I’m counting her as a Broadway Blessing. On May 5, Barbra released this video in honor of … More Broadway Blessings #6: Barbra!
*Yes, I do realize that is my second allusion to Yates’ poem during this pandemic. What can I say? I love the poem, and find it very appropriate right now. If you want to read my first reference, including the poem itself, click HERE. My state of North Carolina is easing up stay-at-home and commercial … More Slouching Towards Reopening*
Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! As I wrote in my post last week, my special celebration this year will be getting take-out from our favorite local Mexican restaurant to help them stay in business during this very difficult time for the food industry. But I couldn’t let the holiday pass without making something special for … More Vegan Meatless Monday, Cinco de Mayo Edition
This weekend they had some spinach at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market , which they haven’t had for a few weeks, and I was thinking about what spring dish could I use that for in my next Meatless Monday meal. As I loaded my basket with more beautiful local strawberries, it occurred to me that … More Meatless Monday: Locavore Lunch
I know poetry and Broadway musicals may not be everybody’s thing, so I thought today I might turn to something more generally popular…like Star Wars! Who doesn’t like Star Wars? Although the designation of May 4th as Star Wars Day began shortly after the first film appeared (a pun on the phrase “May the Force … More May the Fourth Be Virtual
I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but man….so many people are putting so much great stuff online that I’m not getting done all the things I thought I would get done during my stay-at-home time because I’m watching so much great stuff! A privileged problem, I know… Seriously, I truly appreciate how many people are … More Fun for Stay-At-Home Friday