Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold. – Traditional folk song sung by Girl Scouts. I must say that though the song lyrics above teach a rather important lesson to children–don’t abandon old good friends just because new friends come into your life–adhering to this lesson is sometimes difficult … Continue reading Make New Friends but Keep the Old
Last fall I received an entry level Nikon DSL camera from my husband as a combination birthday and Christmas gift. I wanted to learn photography. Having been a user of Instagram for years I was aware of many wonderful photographers and their work. Since I love nature and country scenery, I wanted to try … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Hobby Photography
As most people know, the heat in the Northeast is beastly right now. I lost 30 pounds over the course of the past year and a half, and I know I have gained back some of the weight. I can’t say how much because I won’t get on the scale, but I suspect it’s about … Continue reading Staying in Shape, Heat Wave Edition
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name removed from book award over racism concerns. A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove the name of Laura Ingalls Wilder from a major children’s book award, over concerns about how the author portrayed African Americans and Native Americans. The board of the Association for Library Service … Continue reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Legacy
Today’s review: The Narrative, by Deplora Boule. This satirical look at what passes for “news” in 2018 will have you laughing until your sides ache. This book made me laugh until I cried. I love reading the Babylon Bee and the Onion for their satirical pieces, though lately it’s become difficult to tell from the … Continue reading #BookReview ~ The Narrative, by Deplora Boule
I’m not sure how many people noticed, but my blog disappeared from the internet along with my previous website. Due to circumstances beyond my control–flooded kitchen & subsequent remodel, sickness in family, and general craziness–I missed an email from my hosting company regarding renewal. This, of course, led to my website disappearing. After paying what … Continue reading Hello Again.