Sunday, October 22, 2017

life with moxie

“If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” — Kofi Annan Noun volunteer : Noun (plural volunteers) One who enters into, or offers ...

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” –L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables October summons an insatiable interest in all things comfort. Hearty soups with crusty sourdough bread, well loved quilts and tea and coffee are ...

Most current vacation trend in tech? No tech. Welcome to 2017 in the U.S., where the concept of burning the candle at both ends is a daily, normal experience for many, even a source of pride for the most overzealous ...

The word is from the Old French (c. 1300) disner, meaning “dine”, from the stem of Gallo-Romance desjunare (“to break one’s fast”), from Latin dis- (which indicates the opposite of an action) + Late Latin ieiunare (“to fast”), from Latin ieiunus(“fasting, hungry”), according to the Online Etymology Dictionary. Dinner: ...

This time of year, with so many scrambling to readjust to new schedules, new schools and trying to adapt to new routines, it’s all too easy to deny ourselves permission to take care of ourselves. It’s imperative that we, as ...

Ignore the fact that the heat index is 108 degrees, summer is coming to a screeching halt. Kids and parents are trying to wrap their brains around where the summer went – we had so much we wanted to do! ...

Barbecue is as American as apple pie but where did it come from? The etymology of the term is vague, but the most plausible theory states that the word “barbecue” is a derivative of the West Indian term “barbacoa,” which ...

Summers and gardens are synonymous. Growing up out West, the gardens in the summer were overflowing with zucchini and tomatoes. We distributed them to all the neighbors, made zucchini bread and had to freeze it because we made so much. ...

Hot summer nights mean cooling off and relaxing with family and friends, enjoying a dinner al fresco and long conversations over a really great drink. Knowing how to make a really good cocktail is becoming as rare as being able ...

For many, the 4th of July weekend is the official kick off to summer. It is often marked with what may be the seasons’ first attempt at a special picnic gathering or BBQ, neighborhood parade organizing with obligatory lemonade stands, ...
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