Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category
  • There are all sorts of stories.  Some are written to educate us - full of facts and details, maybe about a different time or place, a different way of life, a different set of beliefs that the author wants to share.  Some are written to entertain us – they allow us to unravel a mystery, or take us on a nail-biting ride of twists and turns.  Some stories warm our hearts – they encourage us, make us feel warm and fuzzy.  Some stories make us laugh, and others make us cry.  But the best st... more »
  • Hi there folks!  It is midnight and I am still up because I ate too many brownies after dinner tonight.  Some people go into chocolate-induced comas, while I get stuck with chocolate-induced insomnia.  Ah, the joys of being me. I went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 a couple weeks ago and thought the movie was very well done.  I laughed and cried and am heartbroken that there aren't any more midnight showings to look forward to.  But as good as the... more »
  • I have been doing a lot of research on the food industry and our food supply over the last couple years.  It started around the time Food, Inc. and a couple other books/documentaries came out that brought the unethical (and government supported) methodologies of these industries to the public eye in a big way.  Since that time, my family has been seeking out food that comes from farms that use sustainable practices, and raise animals in traditional ways rather than to maximize profit at the ex... more »
  • I'm sure that many of you have heard by now of the infamous Tiger Mom, Amy Chua.  She recently published a book titled Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which the Wall Street Journal published excerpts of in this article (all the most controversial parts, most likely).  The article created quite a stir, with many parents accusing Mrs. Chua of child abuse.  I read this original article and, while I think that some of Mrs. Chua's parenting tactics are extreme and unhealthy (especially calling yo... more »