Thoughts on the Our Name

Juliet:   “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”  Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)   So what IS in a name?  Plain, unusual, long, or short, your name identifies you from everyone else so it a name if very important.  Knowing how to pronounce […]

Thoughts on the Winter Travels

I have one word of advice for traveling in winter: don’t. It’s too dangerous and weather is too unpredictable and ice and snow are too slippery for anyone to travel in. Stay home where it’s safe and warm. However, that’s not always practical. After all, if you work anywhere other than home or live somewhere […]

Thoughts on the Sewing

For me, sewing is such a relaxing hobby. I love taking flat pieces of fabric with flowers, stripes, dots, and other patterns and cut them into shapes. And I must add that my experience as a geometry and algebra teacher years ago helps tremendously when measuring, cutting, and fitting geometric shapes. Fractions are truly our […]

Thoughts on the Cookbooks

Here’s a question: how much do you use your cookbooks when you cook? Are most of your recipes in your head or do you have to look up recipes to cook? For me, it’s a blend of both. This past holiday week, I cooked more in that short timeframe than I have for months. I […]