Mother’s Day Reading: Circe by Madeline Miller

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

Vegan Meatless Monday, Cinco de Mayo Edition

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

What Are You Doing for Cinco de Mayo? With a Shout-Out to Jose Cuervo, but Not for the Usual Reason

I’m only going shopping once a week now–6:00 AM Thursday mornings for special senior hours at Harris Teeter, where EVERYONE wears a mask, customer or staff. Therefore, last night I was making my grocery list. Realizing that Cinco de Mayo was next week, I was trying to decide what special Mexican dish I would make … More What Are You Doing for Cinco de Mayo? With a Shout-Out to Jose Cuervo, but Not for the Usual Reason

National Poetry Month Ends with a Live Virtual Poetry Reading Thursday, April 30

With everything that is going on these days, I haven’t focused as much as I usually do on National Poetry Month, an annual event sponsored by the Academy Of American Poets to bring more attention to poetry in our everyday lives. Typically, the organization spends the month of April celebrating poetry through poetry gatherings across … More National Poetry Month Ends with a Live Virtual Poetry Reading Thursday, April 30