The Help

I spent last summer reading Alexander McCall Smith’s No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Now that I’m current with that series, I have moved on to the Isabel Dalhousie series. I met another fan of the Mma Ramotswe novels who told me that I would enjoy the Dalhousie books more and more as I moved throughContinue reading “The Help”

Models Monday: On Free Land

  This past weekend, I visited South-View Cemetery with a few friends. South-View was granted its charter on April 21, 1886 and so became the first for-profit cemetery for African Americans in the United States. Beneath the names of the six men who established this charter reads its significance: “To provide a respectable place forContinue reading “Models Monday: On Free Land”

Menu Plan: 27 March — 2 April 2011

Sunday Spinach and Swiss Cheese Quiche Spanish Rice Nachos Chicken Piccata, Mashed Potatoes and Peas Monday Pancakes, Yogurt, Bananas Spanish Rice Nachos/Salad Vegetable Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Tuesday Pancakes, Yogurt, Bananas Spanish Rice Nachos/Salad Leftovers Wednesday Pancakes, Yogurt, Bananas PB and J Pizza/Salad Thursday Pancakes, Yogurt, Bananas PB & J Leftovers Friday Grilled CheeseContinue reading “Menu Plan: 27 March — 2 April 2011”

The Dinner Table

Sometimes I see advertisements that force me to really work at understanding the desires they seek to arouse. More pointedly, I find myself straining to make sense of what I’m supposed to want. The narratives of the ads aren’t always apparent. So while I understand that I’m supposed to want to wear the clothing thatContinue reading “The Dinner Table”

Meal Plan: 13 March-18 March 2011

Sunday: Vanilla Yogurt Parfait with bananas and nuts and Grilled Cheese (B) Sloppy Joe’s (L) Turkey Stew and Salad (I made a recipe for Braised Turkey legs from Simply Recipes that I adapted and it was fantastic) (D) Monday: Vanilla Yogurt Parfait with bananas and nuts (B) Sloppy Joe’s (L) Hamburger Stroganoff (D) Tuesday: Yogurt,Continue reading “Meal Plan: 13 March-18 March 2011”

Duck and Goose: Knowing when to stop

Usually, I end the evening with my son reading first, Duck and Goose followed by Duck, Duck, Goose both by Tad Hills. In the first book, Duck and Goose discover a ball that they mistake for an egg. In responding to what they take to be the egg’s needs, they develop an appreciation for oneContinue reading “Duck and Goose: Knowing when to stop”