Guest Post: Sisters Book Club Review by My Sister

My sister Gabby and I have a Sisters Book Club. You may have already known this, but if you didn’t, now you know it. The Sisters Book Club is me and my sister picking one book to read together each month and then writing about it on my blog. In the past we’ve done jointContinue reading “Guest Post: Sisters Book Club Review by My Sister”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching. The assignment: “In a new post specifically for this challenge, share aContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers”

A Glutton for Punishment: Classics Spin

I’ve not participated in a Classics Club Spin before, but now that The History of England, Volume V is done (DONE!), I’m feeling bold and ready to take on another reading challenge…in addition to the Ulysses read-along. No, bold isn’t the right word. Crazy? Unrealistic? Masochistic? Any of those is probably more accurate. Whatever the adjective,Continue reading “A Glutton for Punishment: Classics Spin”

New Age, New England-Style

I spent much of today at the Natural Living Expo, “New England’s largest holistic expo,” according to their website. It was the first of this kind of thing I’ve attended since I left the western half of the United States, and while much of it was as I expected, I noticed a few regional differences.Continue reading “New Age, New England-Style”

Friday Free-for-All

Just a quickie post for this Friday evening with a few things I found interesting this week: 1) To the Best of Our Knowledge, my favorite radio show (well, one of my three favorite radio shows along with This American Life and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me), had a couple of great shows recently. OneContinue reading “Friday Free-for-All”

Discovering The Avett Brothers

I learn about new music (i.e., music made since 1999) from one of three sources: My spouse, NPR, or the local college radio station. In the case of The Avett Brothers, I first heard their music on WERS, the Emerson College radio station that just barely comes in where I live. I can listen to itContinue reading “Discovering The Avett Brothers”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching. The assignment: “This week, show us something that’s a HABIT.” I usuallyContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit”

Homeschool Quick Takes

Homeschooling gives me the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my kids. A lot. Of time. And since I know you were wondering, every moment is a blessing. No dreams of finishing a cup of tea before it’s cold or cooking food I don’t have to share or using the bathroom by myselfContinue reading “Homeschool Quick Takes”

Outsourcing Sex Ed

The sex ed classes I had as a child were taught by the public schools I attended. In sixth grade, we were segregated by sex and went into separate rooms to learn about our changing bodies from the school nurse. I don’t know what the boys learned, but the nurse showed us a movie thatContinue reading “Outsourcing Sex Ed”