Free Ebook to Spark Family Discussions about COVID-19

I know I haven’t been writing as many blog posts as usual, and the graphic above helps to explain why. I have been finalizing a resource for family discussion around our current pandemic: a FREE ebook entitled World Myths About Disease. Ever since the pandemic got really serious in March, with schools shutting down and … More Free Ebook to Spark Family Discussions about COVID-19

Elton in Turkey

This is the last in the free weekend streaming of his concerts on Sir Elton John’s YouTube channel (there were three before I found out about them). Starting at 3 PM Eastern time and lasting for 72 hours, anyone can stream his 2001 concert from the Great Amphitheatre in Ephesus, Turkey. How cool and exotic … More Elton in Turkey

When Shakespeare Meets Black Lives Matter

For us in Cary, NC, the great cultural disappointment of the summer was the cancellation of the annual Summerfest concert series, when the NC Symphony plays at the magical outdoor pavilion known as Koka Booth Amphitheater (and I’m sure you can guess why). In New York, another great summer tradition fell as well–the free Shakespeare … More When Shakespeare Meets Black Lives Matter

A Play About Racism for Children Available for Free Download this Weekend

If you have been looking for a resource to help you discuss all the current social action around the Black Lives Matter movement, Broadway on Demand may have just the thing for you. On August 1-2, they are providing free downloads of A Kids Play About Racism, a piece of theater designed to provoke age-appropriate … More A Play About Racism for Children Available for Free Download this Weekend

Camp Nanowrimo 2020

I haven’t been blogging as much this month because I’ve been working on another writing project. It’s almost done, and I plan to be announcing it early next month. In the meantime, I will say that I “WON” Camp Nanowrimo 2020! Nanowrimo is National Novel Writing Month, which takes place in November every year. In … More Camp Nanowrimo 2020

Free, Family Friendly, Live Streaming Concert to Benefit Pay-what-you-can Cafe

Three students who grew up homeschooling together (along with my son) started playing music together a few years ago. ¬†Even though they are all attending college, they have continued playing together on holidays in a band they named The Offbeats. ¬†They specialize in playing family-friendly classic rock. While this is mostly just a hobby and … More Free, Family Friendly, Live Streaming Concert to Benefit Pay-what-you-can Cafe

Meatless Monday: Flatbread Fiesta

Tonight was my first time making the homemade version of two things: flatbread and hummus. It all turned out pretty well I think. I started by working on the hummus. I was guided by the recipe for super creamy Israeli hummus by Kenji at Serious Eats at: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/03/israeli-style-extra-smooth-hummus-recipe.html. But, of course, I didn’t really follow … More Meatless Monday: Flatbread Fiesta