Dec 31, 2020

2020: Unexpected Blessings

2020: Unexpected Blessings

One of the unexpected blessings of 2020 was having all the kids under our roof again. When the pandemic hit and the quarantine was first announced, our oldest child (and only son) was

Dec 11, 2020

The Vatican Christmas Cookbook

The Vatican Christmas Cookbook

If you are looking for a Christmas gift for the foodie in your life (or maybe for yourself?), I have a unique recommendation for you. I recently received a copy of The Vatican

Nov 13, 2020

Giving Thanks even in the Mess

Giving Thanks even in the Mess

Thanksgiving embodies the idyllic family feast, at least for us here in America. Our literature, movies, television shows, and commercials (!) all pick up the theme: Thanksgiving is for family. Even our statistical data

Dec 20, 2018

Anticipating Christmas

Anticipating Christmas

In November 1971 Carly Simon released her second studio album, which was titled Anticipation. The title track of that album soared to number 3 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, and the following