We are back and refreshed after a long weekend with old friends! It wasn’t all fun and games–wait, YES IT WAS! Still, we did manage to learn a few things while we were having fun. Here are the five lessons we took away from our time away: Stepping away from your daily routine gives you … Continue reading
Do you love our blog? We do! Well, I can only speak for myself, but so far, it has provided Lynn and me with a great opportunity to collaborate, to brainstorm ideas, and to express our creative selves. In fact, I think it keeps us feeling close despite living several hundred miles apart. The physical … Continue reading
When Did I Get Like This?: The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I’d Never Be by Amy Wilson My rating: 5 of 5 stars (I first read this when it came out in 2010 and recently picked it up again. It still makes me laugh and cry and appreciate even … Continue reading
I should’ve been working on that other blog post. Or on my novel. Or on my memoir. Instead, I spent five hours cleaning up and organizing files on my laptop. (I did find some true gems: essays I’d forgotten I’d written, the beginning of a NaNoWriMo story from a couple of years ago that was actually … Continue reading
For the last few days, I was tossing around different ideas for the Friday Five and I kept coming back to smart phones, and how I use mine for practically everything except actually talking on the phone. Bingo! I could easily list five ways that I use my smart phone. It was kind of a … Continue reading
Today is the birthday of the legendary Mavis Staples. Born in Chicago in 1939, Mavis began her career singing with her family band in The Staple Singers. By the 1960s, their soulful addition to the music scene lent rhythm to the civil rights movement, and Mavis and her family were known for their soulful covers … Continue reading
As we enter the dog days of summer, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially with the recent spate of record-breaking high temperatures. But let’s face it–while drinking water is the easiest and most efficient way to stay hydrated, it’s also the most boring. Short of drinking your water from a cool reusable bottle or cleverly-designed … Continue reading
236 years (and 2 days) ago, the United States declared their independence from England. Today, we celebrate with fireworks, BBQs, and a plethora of red, white, and blue food. (We’ll be doing the dipped strawberries and American Flag Fruit Kebabs!) It’s the ultimate national party! In honor of this day, here is a smattering of … Continue reading
Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.
Follower of Christ, Father, Husband, Author, Blogger, All Around Nice Guy
An Episcopal Priest's Sermons, Prayers, and Reflections on Life, Becoming Human, and Discovering Our Divinity
The epitome of librarian boob puns.
Read our Mission. Find out how you can help us adopt James.
"I feel we are all islands floating in a common sea"--Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Living the Pie Life
a blog without a niche
Cake Artist Serving New York's Capital Region 855.518.CAKE
Resources for Writers
A Mother's Devotional
Independent views from someone who offers some historical context
"First we eat, then we do everything else." --M.F.K. Fisher
Bringing the frights you deserve.
It's never too late to start