Our family (starting with Timâ€™s parents and maybe even before) holds hands and sings a prayer before dinner. (So consider yourself warned if you ever join us for dinner.) Perhaps the most beloved song is the one we call â€œJohnny Appleseedâ€. The tradition is that the youngest member of the …
There has never been a day when I have not been proud of you, I said to my daughter, though some days I’m louder about other stuff so it’s easy to miss that. – Brian Andreas from Storypeople
“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Scatter joy this Christmas!
We have a plethora of pears, thanks to a considerate friend and her parents’ pear trees. (Thanks Becky!)
While on our way to storytime at the downtown library last Wednesday, we stopped into our favorite place to buy bread in Nashville. After picking up our sourdough boule (unsliced, please), we were on our way upstairs to see the Professor and Mary Mary.
Forget Dorothyâ€™s slippers. Take a look at these ruby beauties! Fresh sour cherries. Also known as tart cherries â€“ and with good reason. Unlike sweet cherries, such as Bings and Rainiers, these glassy red orbs are too tart for eating out of hand, at least for me.
“Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” – Nikos Kazantzakis
Chinese Proverb: “You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.” Our Take: “You cannot prevent the birds of Siena, Italy from passing over your head, nor can you prevent their making a mess in your …
St. Patrick’s Day Checklist: wear green watch the parade catch a leprechaun eat corned beef and cabbage drink beer, preferably Guinness, at an Irish pub