Entries from December 2018

Alla frutta

December 30, 2018

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” ~ Seneca the Younger   A formal Italian meal usually consists of several courses: Antipasti (Appetizers) Primo (First Course) Secondo (Main Course) Contorni (Sides) Insalata (Salad) Frutta e formaggio (Fruit & Cheese) Dolce (Dessert) Caffè, Digestivo (Coffee, Digestif) Everyday meals are simpler, but follow a similar […]

Let Your Heart Be Light

December 19, 2018

“The windows of my soul I throw Wide open to the sun.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier   For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Friday, December 21 marks the Winter Solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year.  The term solstice comes from the Latin words “sol” for sun and “sistere” for […]

And Now, for Some Completely Different Things…

December 7, 2018

“Know what’s weird?  Day by day, nothing seems to change.  But pretty soon, everything’s different.” ~ Bill Watterson Need some cool and original ideas for holiday gifts?  Here are a few of my favorite things this season.  None of these vendors or artists have asked me to promote them; I’m just passing on some links […]