Some years ago, I watched a documentary film about the food industry, and it set in motion some life-changing events for me and my family. My husband and I started cooking most of our dinners from scratch, and we started making meal time more of “thing,” especially dinner time. Every night, with few exceptions, our […]
In light of Donald Trump’s visit to Bangor today, there has been a lot of attention on Trump, with much talk about the presidential hopeful on the news. Even though I am only a somewhat political person, I would normally be excited about a local visit from a presidential candidate. I would talk to my children about it and use such a visit as an opportunity to teach my children about the presidential campaign, important elections, and the democratic process. But I find myself “laying low” about this visit.
I’m a former university professor, and I spent nearly 20 years teaching freshmen in college. One of the biggest lessons I learned from my students is that something is happening somewhere in our school systems that makes many children lose their curiosity toward learning. Of course, I’m not saying this happens to every student, but […]
I mean this to be a lifestyle blog, but I can’t decorate really at all. I feel like, if you have a lifestyle blog, you should probably be able to decorate. I used to be able to, but I lost my touch a bit—or at least some of my desire. It was a bit purposeful […]
This one is about making quilts–well, mostly. In my grand designs to become more self-sufficient or at least a really good maker, I have many skills I need and want desperately to learn—knitting, canning, making jams, and maybe making wood furniture, but I don’t know how realistic that last one is since I’m terrified of […]