Its all about the heart

Queen of Hearts Tea Party for Valentine’s Day Recently I became a big fan of Tim Burton’s Alice Through the Looking Glass movie. For Valentine’s Day, Lewis Carroll’s Queen of Hearts came to mind and I started doing research to find out whether the Queen of Heart’s obsessive painting of white roses had any connection with Britain’s Lancaster/York War of the Roses […]

Garden Corn Chowder

This chowder is one delicious way to keep your resolution to eat more vegetables this year. Corn Chowder              (Serves 12)             In a large saucepan, brown  1 lb. bacon or turkey bacon                Remove, drain, cool and crumble. In small amount of bacon grease saute  1 small onion, minced 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped     […]

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day The Term “holiday” comes from “Holy Day;” how appropriate to begin the year with recognition of intrinsic gifts from our Creator and a celebration of human rights. One of the first and oldest documents referencing human rights came to mankind in the form of the 10 Commandments in the Bible; also known as the Aseret ha-D’varim in […]

The Art of Living

Life, as well as art, has its beautiful experiences. Whether one is fashioning a celebration or altering an environment to heal or bless, excite, mourn, envision, remember or entertain, we are constantly creating. To honor the traditions and aesthetic embraced by our grand culture, to understand the past and to participate well, one should have an understanding of the principles […]