Ukrainian Easter Blessings (from my Croatian family)

Ukrainian Easter Blessings (from my Croatian family)

I have to think my Ukrainian matriarchs would have loved our Easter celebration this year. My daughter Molly gifted me with a Ukrainian Easter basket including traditional kielbasa and Molly-made goodies, my sister in-law Elaine gave me (and everyone else) a walnut roll (the highlight of every visit to my grandparent's house in Colver, Pennsylvania), [...]

The winds of change

The winds of change

"A southern wind smells like spring," Molly announced as we strolled through the woods on an unseasonably warm Sunday. So, we all stood still and took a good, deep breath. "Huh!" I said. "It does! How poetic. Where did you learn that?" "I didn't," she said. "I just think it does." Less than 24 hours [...]

The extraordinary beauty of our ordinary days

The extraordinary beauty of our ordinary days

My Sunday started with a swig of tea, a stroll to our cabin window to check out the view, strawberry rhubarb yogurt, a handful of grapes , some lively morning conversation and a slow walk through the woods. How extraordinary, I thought. How soul-soothingly beautiful to turn our faces toward the sun in step with [...]