Books, Food, Link Ups

A Reminder and An Introduction

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

Books, Link Ups

Rosy Red / Cozy Read

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 – A Review

'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

Books, Reflection, Research

Rocket Girl…and Equality Among the Sexes in 2017

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 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

Books, Reflection, Research

Alone in the Classroom…and the Love of Words

The above quote is spoken by the narrator of Alone in the Classroom as she pieces together fragments of her ancestry in search of self-acceptance. Although this novel has arguable flaws in plot and structure, this quote gives us a taste of Hay's distinctive style, evocative descriptions and provocative messaging. From the woody smells of… Continue reading Alone in the Classroom…and the Love of Words

Books, Link Ups

#FridayBookShare: Love, Life and Elephants: An African Love Story By Daphne Sheldrick

I've previously mentioned that I am a member of two book clubs. The clubs meet two weeks apart from each other which, for me, spaces out the timing of the readings perfectly. In an earlier post, I used the link-up #FridayBookShare to comment on my previous novel read. I was happy with the easy review… Continue reading #FridayBookShare: Love, Life and Elephants: An African Love Story By Daphne Sheldrick

Blogging, Books, Link Ups

#FridayBookShare: Cutting for Stone

One of my favorite aspects of blogging is the connection and interaction with others. I love finding new blogs that share similar interests. I also love how one site often leads you to other great sites on related topics. Comment sections have provided me with engaging exchanges, provocative ideas, and new/renewed friendships. Through the Australian… Continue reading #FridayBookShare: Cutting for Stone