The Town of Cary runs a Gallery Walk on the Final Friday of every month where galleries and town offices and businesses that display art (such as several restaurants and a local winery) stay open late to allow people to drop by and see the latest exhibitions. Since my son is an artist, we have … More Final Friday, SNAP Challenge Edition
Shanah Tovah! Tonight at sunset is the first night of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. That means it is also the start of the Jewish High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah is a celebration, featuring prayer, family gatherings, and special foods, such as apples dipped in honey to ensure the coming … More 10 Questions for a New Year of Possibility
Monday, August 21, much of the United States will be transfixed watching the total solar eclipse. But what are your options if you can’t see the eclipse? There are two major reasons why you might now be watching the eclipse: 1. You have to be inside, or 2. You don’t have the appropriate equipment to … More What to Do if You Can’t Watch the Eclipse
Following up on my last two posts… I love the magical world that J.K. Rowling created in her series of Harry Potter books. I delighted in being with Harry as he viewed Hogwarts for the first time through his Muggle-experienced eyes, and enjoyed all the little familiar-but-with-a-difference touches that Rowling threw in, like staircases that … More Want Some Magic? Have You Tried the Post Office?
One of the biggest events of Summer 2017 will be the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 that will be visible in 14 US states (including NORTH CAROLINA, YAY!) In North Carolina, only the westernmost tip will see it as a total eclipse like the one shown here, but it will be a pretty … More Will You Be Able to See the Eclipse This Summer? Find Out Here
In the ancient Greek myth of Pandora (the world’s first woman, not the music-playing service), this “all-gifted” woman accidentally released all the world’s evils–famine, sickness, war, pain, death–when she opened her jar (later translated into a box). The king of the Greek gods, Zeus, left her only one force with which to deal with all of … More Meditation Monday: Three Weeks of Hope
Are you someone who thinks that mediation requires silence and eyes closed to any outside stimulation to be effective? Or have you ever tried meditating to music? How about meditating to techno music: the fast-tempo, rhythmic, electronic music more commonly associated with the disco than with states of contemplation? Well, that is what Japanese Buddhist priest … More Meditation Monday: Ever Try Techno?
This is a story about a girl after my own heart! Anyone who knows me personally knows that my wardrobe tends to include anything I can find that has sparkles, sequins, rhinestones, metallics, or anything else shiny and glittering. My husband calls me a crow, because apparently crows like shiny things, and collect them to … More If Life Gives You Lemons…Douse Them in Glitter!
Happy Friday! This showed up in my inbox this morning and made me smile, so I thought I would share it in hopes it would do the same for you. It’s always great to start off a Friday with a smile. One thing I love about the Internet is how it allows anyone to share … More Happy Narwhal Friday
In the run-up to our international day of LOOOVE, Google has been running a cute set of its famous “Doodles” on the home page of its search engine. This Google Doodle is not only cute, it is fun, educational, and supports a good cause–preserving wildlife that has nearly been hunted out of extinction. The creatures … More Google Celebrates Pangolin Love