Menu Plan Monday 8-31-2015

Here we are at another Menu Plan Monday, the final one of August. It’s looking like a hot week here, with temps near 90 all week. That should be a challenge for the kids in the high school marching band (my youngest daughter is one of them), marching in their wool uniforms for Friday night’s […]

Celebrities Who Own Shelter Pets

If anyone has the money to drop on purebred cats or pups, it’s a celebrity. And yet, some celebrities trade the prestige that comes from owning a big-dollar furry friend for the satisfaction of saving a life by adopting a shelter pet. Who are some stars who share their homes with pets from a shelter? […]

Southeast Vacation: Ohio History Center

Eventually it’s destined to arrive: the final day of vacation. For us, that last destination was the Ohio History Center. The morning was leisurely, beginning with one of the trip’s highlights for me — the cinnamon rolls on the breakfast bar each day at Holiday Inn Express, where we spent most of our nights. Yum! […]

Book Chat August 2015

Book Chat book reviews contain affiliate links. The Cost of Our Silence: Consequences of Christians Taking the Path of Least Resistance came along at just the right time for me. I received it in the mail to review (thanks, Aneko Press) right about the time the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. I was so upset […]

Menu Plan Monday 8-24-2015

Menu Plan Monday arrives again. The school year is in gear again, and my 17 piano students have all had their first lessons of the season. This is going to be a challenging year with them. I put out time slots that I’m available, and let them choose a time. That sometimes results in a […]

A Letter to Josh Duggar

Dear Josh, You don’t know me, but I feel like I know you. I first came across you and your family about a decade ago, back when there were “just” 14 kids. I read a magazine article about your family. There was a photo of all of you lined up, like stair steps. The girls […]