If I Call You Darling, Will You Make Me Pancakes?

  Anyone who knows me, quickly perceives my peculiar affinity for pancakes.  I mean, if you were to ask me what my favorite meal is, I would say, breakfast, hands down!  However, if you were to ask me what my favorite food is, I’d have to say is pancakes (and/or waffles).  Not steak and mashed potatoes, or pasta, or even …

Charley Bit My Finger!

most of the world is familiar with the “Charley bit my finger!” U-tube video sensation.  It’s crazy to think that a short video clip about two young brothers interacting with each other, has become the number one, most watched u-tube video of all time.  Charlie’s brother didn’t know it at the time, but getting hurt by his brother, was probably …

The Glass Artisan

  I spent a couple of days with my good friend, Lidia Maier Serra, and her beautiful family at their home in Bad Rippoldsau – Schapbach in Germany.  During my visit, she took me out for a walk around town, and we made a stop at the Dorotheenhütte Glashütte Wolfach Museum.  The building is divided into a work area, a store, …

Hungarian Làngos

During my last visit to Germany, I had the privilege of spending a few days with the Jakucs family.  The Jakucs are Hungarians living in Germany, who cherish and celebrate their hungarian roots, right down to their typical food.  I feel at home with this wonderful family, and they have adopted me as one of their own. On my last …

Marmalade in Germany

There are several things I have on my bucket list, like places I want to travel to, people I would like to meet, and things I would like to do.  On my last trip to Germany, I was able to scratch one item off the list; making jam or marmalade. I had the honor of staying with my good friend …

A Year Later…

  Several years ago, I worked as an assistant teacher for elementary school students who did not speak English.  One of my tasks was to read to them, and to have them read to me.  I would take them on trips to the library often, and while they read, I would find a quiet corner to read my favorite book there, …

Beauty in Simplicity

Confucius once said, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Sometimes I agree with that statement and other times, I wonder if Confucius got it all wrong, I have many scars and bruises which I have sustained just from living a somewhat normal life.  Although, as I examine my experiences, I realize what I call a normal …

Emotional Intelligence: Is It Necessary?

When situations like this happen, I say a little prayer, take a deep breath, and then do what needs to be done, with a smile on my face. I won’t lie. Sometimes, I also cry…

Why Do People Follow?

Humanity has an insatiable need for discovery, and people are constantly looking for ways to better themselves, to find purpose and a way to fulfill a call to do something meaningful.