Philly Pops: The Magical Music of John Williams

To me, the Philly Pops was always my grandmother’s thing. Whenever a commercial would come on she would make us all hush so she could sway to the snippets of song. It wasn’t until the Twitter handle @TheArtsinPhilly started tweeting out contest that featured the Philly Pops did I start to notice them. For your…

I Believe: Book of Mormon

In November of 2011, I wrote a glowing review of the soundtrack of The Book of Mormon. Ticket prices were (and still) astronomical and darn near impossible to get. I thought I would have to wait for the OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF Broadway (I’m talking dinner theater or student production show) to see this…

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Disney Junior Give a Book, Get a Book

Photo Courtesy of Josh Hallett. Follow him on Twitter: Maleficent earlier today, she looks upset pic.twitter.com/RKPYD8pvq9 — Josh Hallett (@hyku) April 13, 2014 Butterfly in the sky I can go twice as high Take a look It’s in a book A Reading Rainbow I can go anywhere Friends to know And ways to grow A…

Please Touch Museum Storybook Ball

Highlights from the Sixth Annual Storybook Ball. Or that time I got to eat my way around the Please Touch Museum while seeing some awesome sights. I remember when I used to take The Teen. She would call it the “Please Touch ME” and take over the grocery store, alternating between us as the cashier…

Seven Ways Knitting Keeps YOU Healthy

Over on the Lion Brand blog, knitter and writer Katherine Martinko talks about the benefits of knitting. The list gives ways knitting keeps the knitter healthy, but what about those around the knitter? Here’s my reasons knitting keeps those around me healthy: 1. Distraction. Counting stitches while working a complex pattern takes my attention. I’m…

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Science Fair Stages of Grief #NetflixKids

Disclosure, I received access to Netflix in exchange for this post. When I was young, the science fair was a volcano. Using paper mache with caked on dirt or a pilfered mug from my mom covered in clay to simulate lava, I would combine baking soda, vinegar, and voila! Science fair complete. Not so in…

Philadelphia Flower Show Memories

My sister, son, niece, and I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show, my first time in years. Even though my sinuses protest during spring, I was happy to see some ground covering that wasn’t snow. If you plan to visit the Flower Show here are some tips: Take a strong allergy pill. As an adult…

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One Year Audio Bible Update

For the first time since I was saved (January 2005) I managed to make it through the first five chapters of the Bible. With the help of the One Year Audio Bible from MasterMedia I was able to tough it out as Moses and the Israelites got painstaking instructions from God about building the ark…

Seven Days, Get Covered

The cost of healthcare is on a steady rise, and until recently, many went without because they couldn’t handle fitting it into their budget. The uninsured spent years were spent avoiding doctors, letting illnesses get out of hand. What could have been an easy remedy to a simple problem becomes a debilitating because it was…

Khartoum

Lessons in ESL One of my regular residents needed help crafting an essay for ESL class. After some back and forth, this is the essay she wrote about her home city Khartoum. Khartoum is the capital state of Sudan and also the name of the second largest city in Sudan. It is located at the…