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December 14, 2017
May the joy of Christ’s birth warm your heart! For HE is the reason for this glorious season!
The Griswolds strike again...
July 12, 2017
Planning a trip to the big apple to ABC studios? Negative. Alcohol and Beverage Control of Virginia? Certainly not. Association of Bridal Consultants? Hardly. And no, I’m not referring to a summer vacation to Sesame Street. Perhaps I’ll have you wait a bit before I divulge the point of the initials in this title. And I’m sure you’re wondering wh...
November 18, 2016
Several years ago a close friend jokingly told me that her family put the “D” in the word “dysfunctional.” Little did I know that in just a few years I’d feel that my family was also in the running, especially since the holiday season was fast approaching and with great trepidation. It seems more than ever that family tensions go through the r...
October 12, 2016
Even though I was born and raised in America, I’ll never forget the date in which Mexico’s independence is celebrated—September 16. I’ll admit it’s seared into my memory for purely epicurean reasons: It was the date I tasted Chile Nogada for the first time. We were vacationing in Punta Mita, (
September 12, 2016
It seems like yesterday when one of my daughters decided to make Noah’s Ark bracelets for the purpose of selling and raising money for Hurricane Katrina victims. As I watched her painstakingly thread the tiny silver beads onto wire, I couldn’t help but recall the much quoted words in the Gospel of Matthew: “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you...
July 21, 2016
​Last year I experienced sensory overload… I love India. Ever since I was a world history teacher, I’ve enjoyed immersing myself in books about India, especially about Rajasthan, Agra and the Taj Mahal. While I lived through movies and travel magazines, it was a means to a magical land in which I’d always dreamed. I could almost smell the cu...
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