Today, July 24, is National Tequila Day! What a great reason for celebrating what, at least in North Carolina, has been a really hot, humid, stormy week. While Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has run out of free videos to show for your weekend’s entertainment, Sir Elton John is stepping up to fill the void! Sir … More Songs, Sips, Sups, Science, and Social Action for National Tequila Day
“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.”—Squire Bill Widener (although usually attributed to President Theodore Roosevelt, who quoted Widener in his 1913 Autobiography) “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”—Arthur Ashe (first African American tennis player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the … More How White Bias Becomes Institutionalized in Literature Classes: An Introduction
One of the ways I’ve been passing the time at home in coronavirus-ville is experimenting more in the kitchen. I’m trying new recipes and new techniques, like making my own yogurt. One of the resources I rely on is America’s Test Kitchen, publishers of Cook’s Magazine among other things. I love Cook’s Magazine because it … More Two Weeks of Free Cooking Lessons Starts Today (5/18)
As I’ve written about before, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s YouTube channel is displaying one of his works for free over these coronavirus weekends (in the East Coast Time Zone, from 2:00 PM Friday May 15 – 2:00 PM Sunday May 17). This weekend’s production is the musical Cats. I really like Cats. But you have … More Broadway Blessings 7: Cats!
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!
After such a healthy Meatless Monday, perhaps Tuesday is a day will a little more indulgence. One of the things that people have been doing to keep their “spirits” up is to organize virtual Happy Hours over Zoom where they drink cocktails together. The Internet was all abuzz when Stanley Tucci fixed this wonderful Negroni … More Stay At Home Happy Hour
In times of such uncertainty, we all have to just approach things one day at a time. On the whole, I’ve been in pretty good spirits over our coronavirus isolation time, particularly once things with my son’s college got settled down and we got into our “sheltering at home” groove. Yesterday was a really … More Just What I Needed: Tom Hanks and SNL At Home
This is the start of a special weekend in the Christian tradition. I’m a spiritual person very committed to my spiritual center. But if there is anything that could compete with my spiritual commitment, it is my love for…Broadway musicals! Broadway, as the exemplar for all US theater, has always been the most progressive of … More Broadway Blessings, Day 1
What is more adorable than a cub of a cheetah, which I think is one of the Earth’s more beautiful creatures? Some of the good news, among the many sad things being reported, is that yesterday, April 8, a cheetah named Echo at the National Zoo (at their Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia) … More Life Lessons from Echo, a New Cheetah Mom
Now that almost all US families are homeschooling, thanks to school closing sure to coronavirus, there is a lot of anxiety about children learning at home. There is also some poor information floating around about the reality of homeschooling. To provide some information and reassurance, the producers of a documentary on homeschooling called Class Dismissed … More Free Online Documentary on Homeschooling for View on Thursday, April 9