The Salt Covenant

As I continue to write about rituals, customs and ideas for weddings from diverse backgrounds and traditions - today I’d like to explore the Salt Covenant. There are many ways this very essential element can be used. The Sand Ceremony and the Salt Covenant or Salt Ceremony are performed in »»Read Full Post

The art of writing your own obit

Maybe it’s because I just got home from a funeral. Or maybe it’s because I’m of an age when this is no longer a rare occurrence—the point when, as my cousin Karen put it upon turning 50, there are more years behind me than ahead. Whatever the reason, I have »»Read Full Post

stuff 'round the mill 140415

- stuff 'round the mill Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up ... Thomas Edison Sometimes the talk around the Mill can get silly! Okay…MOST of the time around the mill the talk is silly! Anyhow this »»Read Full Post

1958: "Dr. Bill," area medical pioneer, dies

The family legacy When Dr. William Roger Levering, 78, a Stroudsburg physician, died on April 22, 1958, it was the first time in 150 years that Monroe County was without a family doctor named  Levering. He had been the last Levering in the family chain to practice medicine. A chain »»Read Full Post

10 Tips to Bathing Suit Body

10 Tips to Bathing Suit Body   1)                  Visualize yourself slim. This creates a road map in your subconscious which govern our habits and behavioral patterns.  Visualization can help to fire neurotransmitters throughout your body to make the feat possible.  Spend a few minutes everyday to creating your ideal body »»Read Full Post

postcards

Hey y'all, I feel like I'm always writing these treatises on this blog, so I thought I'd just keep it light with this post. Here are some "postcards" from my life in Germany. Enjoy.                                 »»Read Full Post

Red Velvet Coconut Macaroons

In honor of Passover, French Macaron Monday is replaced by Macaroon Monday. Those two words, macaroon and macaron are often confused in print. Macaroons are the coconut cookies. Macarons contain almond flour and are meringues. These cookies were  a cinch to make from prep to mix to baking time. No »»Read Full Post

Passport to Poconos - Food and Cultures

  Dear friend, Last week was my first experience with a new kind of eating place –at least new to me. My husband tells me they are usually out on the highway, away from the towns, and typically serve cocktails and limited menus. So they´re called “roadhouses.” In Spain we »»Read Full Post

Take The Red Pill Neo

I see more and more lamenting on the faithbook about their ongoing plan to further monetize their gazillion dollar entity and virtual crack site. The more I think about it A, I am not surprised. The greed of its founders seems to be only matched in zeal by the millions »»Read Full Post

Monroe County chef broadening his horizons

Newberry’s Yard Of Ale in S-burg adds Chef Danny Macrini With more than thirty years professional cooking and kitchen management experience Danny Macrini on April 12 joins Newberry’s Yard of Ale on 622 Main St. in Stroudsurg. Macrini spent five years in corporate restaurant operations with Napa Valley Grille, Paramus, »»Read Full Post