Pancakes and Rainbows

This article has been published on Medium. An unlikely intersection of food, church, and diversity Sunday, my husband made the most delicious pancakes. He used a new ingredient, seltzer water, and added it to the mix. The pancakes came out moist and fluffy, and I drenched mine in maple syrup and a pat of butter. … Continue reading Pancakes and Rainbows

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5 Ways To Brighten Your Winter Day

This article has been published on The Huffington Post. Looking for some mood-boosting inspiration? Slowing down during the winter months and resting is a natural bodily response to wintertime, and allowing for extra downtime is healthy during this season of hibernation. However, sometimes a pick-me-up is needed. Maybe you are stuck in a stale routine, … Continue reading 5 Ways To Brighten Your Winter Day

Big Little World by Paul Wex

Hello Readers! I am a fan of upbeat, dynamic instrumental music. I find it's great background music to play while working, writing, or driving. Check out my latest favorite on Vimeo: Big Little World by Paul Wex. The video that accompanies the music is pretty awesome, too, though I prefer to just let the music play while … Continue reading Big Little World by Paul Wex

Brighten Up Those Dark Winter Days! 😀

Hello Friends! If you live in New England- or anywhere else where winter is still in full swing- then you know that a little cheer and brightness goes a long way! I've gotten a lot of pleasure out of working with my hands, growing house plants and propagating new cuttings of my Pothos plants during … Continue reading Brighten Up Those Dark Winter Days! 😀

In Support of Yale’s Decision to Re-Name Calhoun College

This article has been published on The Huffington Post. A Yale alum weighs in on why she’s celebrating the decision to rename Calhoun College I graduated from Yale University in 2006, and I couldn’t be happier to hear the news that my alma mater decided to revoke the title “Calhoun College” named after a white … Continue reading In Support of Yale’s Decision to Re-Name Calhoun College

The Blessing of a Snow Day

This article has been published on The Huffington Post. Taking time to relax and renew I love getting the day off, thanks to a snow storm. It is a gift, a blessing, and a privilege. When I was a kid growing up in Montclair, New Jersey, when we got a snow day, I was relieved … Continue reading The Blessing of a Snow Day

Snowstorm – a Nor’easter cancels school & work

Hello Friends! For those of you who are on the East Coast, you may be cozy at home today, like we are. I'm enjoying writing and working at home today, with our dogs (Satchi and Penny) curled up beside me on the couch. Hope you are having a Blessed day, wherever you are. Love, Sparkles, … Continue reading Snowstorm – a Nor’easter cancels school & work