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Here’s a book that sounds great and was favorably mentioned in today’s New York Times: “The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals” by Missy Chase Lapine. And don’t forget, the web’s best site […]

Need a breather? Try this. It’s Beliefnet’s new matching game, a test of your intuitive recall powers.

Ebenezer Scrooge changed over night. Sure, it took the visits of three ghosts, but…Paris Hilton might change too. Already she seems to have made more progress than Martha Stewart ever did! Apparently, Hilton’s maybe-life-isn’t-just-about-parties transformation began before her jail term […]

While researching home remedies for wasp stings online for my brother-in-law (a cut raw onion placed on the bite soothes inflammation), I came across the most wonderful resource–The People’s Pharmacy. If you’ve never heard of Joe and Terry Graedon, authors […]

Click and scroll down to see this trailer for a documentary film about the Technology Entertainment Design (TED) conference, called “the hottest gathering in the world” by the writers of Wired magazine. It sounds like a cooler, hipper, smaller World […]

Aren’t these lovely? They’re pocket prayer beads in honor of many Catholic saints with specific instructions on what to say or chant as you pray with them. As you know, saints are assigned specific domains: Saint Monica is the patron […] is essentially an ad for pet food, but you’ll really enjoy meeting all of the dogs here. Check out Bernie. Definitely good for a belly laugh.

Lots of fans expecting blood and guts were disappointed with the subtle, gentle finale of the HBO series “The Sopranos.” I too, thought my cable connection was severed when the TV went gray after Tony raised his head to see […]

Last night, I couldn’t get to sleep. The academic year is ending, my kids are growing up. Our 10-year-old has also started antibiotic treatment for a suspected case of Lyme disease, caught early after a field trip; I was stewing […]

I sometimes make God sound male in my blog posts by using the words “His” or “Him.” I apologize to anyone who is offended by this. The politically correct part of me knows that making God male isn’t right, but […]