Happy Pi Day

These are the remains of the scones that got devoured warm out of the oven before I took a picture of them. But they were a circle of eight pieces originally. This is the third of my recent posts about looking back over the past year. That is because last year on March 14, 2020, … More Happy Pi Day

The 12-ish Gifts of 2020: Faith Communities

Happy 2021! Yesterday, besides my New Year’s Day traditions of doing a visioning session with my spiritual center and making a meal of black eyed peas (chili), greens, and cornbread (cookies), I was really into re-reading the book and working on lesson plans for the literature class that I start teaching again next Tuesday. So … More The 12-ish Gifts of 2020: Faith Communities

The 12-ish Gifts of 2020, New Year’s Eve Edition: Fiction, Faith, Food, and HAMILTON

In retrospect, I should have expected that 2020 might not be the healthiest year since when the bells were ringing in the New Year, I heard them from inside the ambulance that was going to bring me to the Emergency Room. I had made the mistake of eating a cookie that I didn’t realize contained … More The 12-ish Gifts of 2020, New Year’s Eve Edition: Fiction, Faith, Food, and HAMILTON

The 12-ish Gifts of 2020: Meatless Mondays (Holiday Edition)

I’ve been reading these columns about the big cooking trends of the year, and honestly, I haven’t done any of them (for example, baking sourdough bread). Most of them, I haven’t even heard of, although it seems like a lot of them took off on TikTok, which I don’t know that I’ve ever even seen. … More The 12-ish Gifts of 2020: Meatless Mondays (Holiday Edition)

The 12-ish Gifts of 2020: Wonder Woman 1984

You probably know that originally Christmas was a somber religious holiday. It was the 12 days after Christmas that the partying took place, culminating in Epiphany, the day that the Magi, or the Three Wise Men, came to Jesus baring gifts, representing official acknowledgement of his Divine nature. One of my blog posts that got … More The 12-ish Gifts of 2020: Wonder Woman 1984

Not Feeling Christmas 2020? Hamilton to the Rescue––Again!

Earlier in the year, I wrote a post about although COVID restrictions had forced the cancellation of our beloved July 4th tradition of gathering with my spiritual center to listen to an outdoor concert by the North Carolina Symphony followed by a firework display, the holiday was still going to be special because they were … More Not Feeling Christmas 2020? Hamilton to the Rescue––Again!