Archive for 2019

Please! No Food Fights!

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

On the whole I’ve been impressed by the Democratic candidates’ eloquence and collective goals, and annoyed by debate moderators’ attempts to provoke them into pointless bickering. Here’s what I’m hoping will NOT happen Thursday night.

Kian

Tip of the Day: Annual Physical

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Ka-Boom!

Monday, July 1st, 2019

To kick off July, a poem by John Updike.

Bang-bang! Ka-boom!
We celebrate
Our national
Independence date,

The Fourth,
with Firecrackers and
The marching of
The Legion Band.

America:
It makes us think
Of hot dogs, fries,
and Coke to drink.

The shade is hot
The little ants
Are busy, but
Poor Fido pants

And Tabby dozes
In a pool
Of fur she sheds
To keep her cool.

—John Updike

Zoo Morning

Friday, May 17th, 2019

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Connie

The Sounds of Spring

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Run Stacey Run!

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Went to hear the multi-talented Stacey Abrams talk about her new book, Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change. I’d thought of her strictly as a politician and had had no idea of the range of her accomplishments (lawyer, business founder, romance novelist!). I’m hoping she’ll set those temporarily aside in favor of a race for the Senate…or beyond…

Nancy

What Every Girl Should Know

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

If there is a YA child, neighbor, or friend in your life, here is a book for their gift list. At Politics and Prose Bookstore, author J. Albert Mann spoke with author Mary Quattlebaum about What Every Girl Should Know, Mann’s new historical novel featuring the adolescent Margaret Sanger (reminder: Sanger was an early advocate of birth control and women’s rights). Young Margaret sounds as spunky, tenacious, and funny as the author did herself during the discussion.

Greg

 

 

Staunton, Part 2: History and Pastry

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Staunton, Part 1: Shakespeare and Snowflakes

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

I’d heard for years about the town of Staunton, Virginia, and finally persuaded my reluctant husband to have a romantic getaway. Well, as romantic as it can be when you have the dog along. The focus of our visit was the American Shakespeare Center, at which we saw two plays, but the entire town is a jewel box of discoveries. Even more delightful, I’ll bet, on a fine spring day.