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Faith Bradford’s Gift to You and Me   “The scale of this twenty-three-room house is one inch to one foot, accommodating the miniature furniture that Faith Bradford (1880-1970) played with as a girl and collected as an adult. She imagined the dwelling as the turn-of-the 20th-century household of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doll, their ten…

Food – Cooking with Children

Cooking with Children     I am sure I have already shared with you my fond memories of cooking with my Mother; in the kitchen she was perhaps more easy going than anywhere else, I can think of, truly never saying no. My Mother would let me experiment, providing me, to the best of her…

In the Wild!

Baby Peafowl     It is easy to become jaded in the world today; however there are still those moments that fill us with wonder, if we are willing to run around someone’s else’s neighborhood and try to coax a mom and her baby’s to pose for a picture.     Undoubtedly, babies, whether human,…

Nature

Contrasting Color, One Leaf at a Time     Autumn is the last burst of color that New England will be visited by until spring arrives. The season is cherished for many reasons, not the least of which is the vibrant colors that decorate our world, at least for a bit; one leaf at a…

A View from the Road

Motown!   Driving through the streets of Detroit, Michigan, Motor Town (Motown), demands that the radio be a bit louder than normal, and that the music be from Motown’s library of hits that accompanied, at least for me, my childhood. An entirely unassuming building, but talk about a View from the Road, that makes one…

Holiday’s

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur “Le shanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim,” Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 9th and ends at nightfall on September 11, in 2018. The New Year is ushered in according to Leviticus 23, with the sounding of the Shophar, calling Jews to seek God’s forgiveness, reflecting on…

From the Editor

A Mop by any Other Name Did you know there was such a thing as a Cuban mop? Well there is and it is fabulous. The T shaped mop is two pieces of wood that you wrap a rag around, to mop the floor; once you are done, you simple throw the rag in the…

Free this Month

National Public Lands Day And Smithsonian Free Museum Day I love September for many reasons, it is the start of a favorite time of year, and it is also the month when we are presented with two wonderful opportunities to explore for free – and you know how much I love free! This year Free…

In the Wild!

The Sandpiper   They are tiny and scurry quickly along the sand, not much interested in posing for a picture or what morsel someone may offer them; I like that about sandpipers, they are not there for our entertainment. Yet, somehow these ubiquitous creatures certainly do manage to still my soul, at least for a…

Guest Author

Words of Children It was an unseasonably cool but sunny Saturday morning in early May; still a few hours from midday. I’d just run to Ace Hardware for some knickknack or another for whatever projects were on my workbench in various stages of completion. The great thing about the Ace Hardware by my house is…