zen of vacuuming = slowing down

I watched this TED Talk today and was blown away by Carl Honore's philosophy and excellent delivery. Taking the time to watch this (a whopping 19 minutes!) is well worth it, in view of our tendency to rush through everything in 3 second or 1 minute increments. I wholeheartedly embody the notion that slower is … Continue reading zen of vacuuming = slowing down

holy grail

"You will discover that cooking is more than making food. It could your 'holy grail' for a happier, closer family." I have been collecting recipes since I was a child. My first one, which I still have in my own handwriting, is for clam chowder. I keep it, and all the other pages from magazines, … Continue reading holy grail

Amy’s secret

Amy lay in her bed and listened for any sounds of movement outside her room. She didn’t like to get up until her she heard her mother moving around the apartment. Amy had two older brothers. They would tease her when their mother wasn't around, so she lay in her bed, listening for sounds of … Continue reading Amy’s secret