The air was fresh and cool and full of the fragrance of honeysuckle and privet. The day had not fully awakened, especially in shady areas under the trees...Read More
Standing among trees that are taller than tall, I had the distinct feeling of being smaller than small...Read More
Thirty-eight plays, 154 sonnets, a couple of long-form narrative poems, and a few odds and ends. William Shakespeare was not only prolific, but his work has stood the test of time. Even if you aren't a fan...Read More
“Would you like to try a new fragrance?” I asked, smiling brightly, holding the glass bottle in my hand. Ignoring me, the women kept walking and talking. I looked at my watch again and sighed. Would 4:00 never come?
As a college student, I worked part-time selling women’s fragrances in a major department store...Read More
I hate grocery shopping. I’m not great at cooking and meal planning so the grocery store holds little appeal. I often forget something I need, which means more trips. And sometimes I come home, look at all I bought, and think, Yeah, but what am I going to make for dinner?Read More
Several years ago, my husband and I asked ourselves this question: how could we make our family’s Christmas season more meaningful? We didn’t want to just give each other and our daughter a pile of presents. We wanted to simplify the gift-giving part of our celebration and also tie it into the story of Christ’s birth.
He started doing a little research and shared an idea with me. Why not use the model of the wise men’s three gifts as our own?Read More
Today’s post is the first in an occasional series about our senses and how they help us appreciate and create beauty.
If you’ve ever thought about how important your hands are to your daily life, raise one of them.Read More
Even if you aren’t a painter or designer or dancer, you can still develop your creativity and bring creativity into your daily life. Here are a few ideas that have worked for me:Read More