No Shortage of Lemons

I’ve always loved the old adage “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. It’s the epitome of positive thinking to take something seemingly negative and turn it into a positive. But here’s the thing. I love lemons. I think that humble, versatile, yellow orb gets a bad rap. The lovely fruit can delicately flavor food…

Into Africa

Baroness Karen von Blixen, who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen, famously shared her life as a Danish expat living and working on a coffee plantation in Kenya in her lovely memoir, Out of Africa. In that account, she writes that she has a song of Africa that floods her with memories and longing…

No More Pencils….

Alice Cooper’s iconic ode to freedom from the constraints of the classroom, “School’s Out for Summer”, has certainly been the anthem the past couple of weeks as schools close their doors for summer vacation. For most parents, the calendar year doesn’t end on December 31st. The year ends sometime in June after we have guided,…

Follow me, don’t follow me….

Last week WordPress surprised me by giving me this achievement badge for four years of blogging. I have to admit it took me by surprise because despite the steady writing I have been doing I can’t quite figure out how four years have already passed since I decided to jump into the public forum. I…