I'm that girl who tends to fall down rabbit holes. Very. Far. Down. My current rabbit hole began with this simple National Geographic Magazine. I'd heard about Blue Zones before. Yup, those five longevity hotspots (Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California) where residents tend to live longer,… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf: The Blue Zone & Cookbook Edition
Here are my October reads (with Villette, a paced book club piece, still in progress). In glancing through this bundle, many of these selections are considered to be (or to involve) 'literary classics.' This begs two questions. 1. What defines 'classic literature'? Collins dictionary offers this simple definition:"Classic literature is of very high quality and… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf: Why Read the Classics?
'What's On Your Plate' will go live tomorrow (Wednesday, October 6). Deb and I would love for you to join us and share a dish (or two) that you have enjoyed this past month (regardless of who made it). You can share in the comments, in a blog post, on Instagram or in any way that you… Continue reading Reminder: What’s On Your Plate and What’s On Your Bookshelf — Coming Soon!
How is it the middle of September already? Seriously!! August was a whirlwind, and September has been rushing past at breakneck speed. Still, I did manage to sneak in a few books. My online book club finished reading and discussing The Tenant of Wildfelt Hall. As usual, we broke the book into four sections and… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf This September?
Welcome to What's On Your Bookshelf (#whatsonyourbookshelfchallenge), hosted by Sue Loncaric, Debbie Harris, Jo Tracey and me. The simple purpose of this challenge is to share a love of reading. We hope that you will join us. Basic guidelines are at the bottom of this post. It's been a while since I last shared what… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf?
This month's ‘What’s On Your Plate?’ will go live on Wednesday, August 4. My cohost, Deb, and I would love for you to join in. Let us know something that’s been on your plate this past month. It could be breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dine-in or dine-out. You can share with a simple photo, a few words… Continue reading A Reminder and An Introduction
I love playing with words. I love reading and discussing books. I've also recently discovered how much I enjoy photography and computer graphics. Thanks to Terri-Webster Schrandt, this week's #SundayStills challenge has given me the chance to experiment with all of the above. Let's start with word-play, shall we?1. If we take this week's theme,… Continue reading Rosy Red / Cozy Read
'Becoming America’s Food Stories' is part family memoir, part immigration story and part cookbook. Undoubtedly, it will make you reflect upon your own family, culture and food traditions -- whatever they are. It is also guaranteed to make you hungry! With recipes ranging from simple pasta dishes and breakfasts to more complicated baked goods (at… Continue reading Becoming America’s Food Stories – A Review
Beginning in the last week of November, I took a blogging break to catch up on some books that seemed to come in all at once (I am currently in FOUR bookclubs). Below are the books that I read during the past two months. Caste: The Origins of Our DiscontentIsabel WilkersonNF: Social JusticeMy Review Dead… Continue reading Reading Break
When my youngest son was in kindergarten, I was a middle school principal. My son's school principal was female. Many of my closest friends were also...you guessed it...female principals. This caused my five-year-old to innocently ask, "Can men also be principals?" "Only when they are very, very good," I said with a wink. One of… Continue reading Rocket Girl…and Equality Among the Sexes in 2017