Enriching Your Life

The Paradox of Time

The paradox of time in history is that we: Have taller buildings, but shorter tempers Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints We spend more, but have less We buy more, but enjoy it less We have bigger houses and smaller families Bigger churches and smaller congregations A multitude of prayers, but very little faith A blessed life, but lack of gratitude A loving God for our... Read More

Frog Eye Salad

A Child Do you know what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the grownup of today.  It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of life; it is to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief; it is to be so little that elves can reach to whisper in your ear; to seek out... Read More

The Darkest Hour…

“…The Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn…”   Thomas Fuller For those of us “late-risers,” getting up to measure how ‘dark it is before dawn,’ isn’t going to happen.  In actuality, this phrase first appeared in print during the late 1700s and is attributed to the English theologian and historian, Thomas Fuller.  It has been used more as a teaching proverb meaning, ‘There is hope, even... Read More

Happy April Fool’s Day

“Laughter is the Best Medicine” – Especially on April Fool’s Day Do you remember the last practical joke you received or played on an unsuspecting friend or family member?  Do you recall the last time you experienced ‘asbestos gelos’ (unquenchable laughter)? Well, there exists one day on the calendar which allows those of us who enjoy a good-hearted joke and a genuine belly-roll  of a... Read More

Has Spring Sprung?

If you live in the Denver metro area, you may ask yourself this question within the next couple of days because the weather forecast is predicting snow showers.  We are now in the vernal season where the spring of the leaf, as it was so called in the 1520s, and many plants are beginning to show their leaves!  This spring season truly is the season... Read More

Everything about the Irish

March 17th is a day set aside to celebrate St. Patrick where many will don green attire and enjoy traditional Irish food and beverages.  In America, most likely in elementary school, children learned of this patron saint of “ridding snakes” out of the country of Ireland. We created construction paper shamrocks and leprechauns, got pinched for not wearing green, consumed interesting and creative green food.... Read More

Beware the Ides of March – Why?

Well, if you were Julius Caesar on March 15, 44 B.C. it was a matter of life or death. In his case, the latter.  The Ides of March or in Latin: Idus Martiae –  “A divided March,” signified the death of Caesar and subsequently became the historical dividing point in the Roman timeline, from the period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.  From the... Read More

Heaven and Earth – German Style

In honor of National Pig Day, (March 1 – yes, it’s a real day set aside to celebrate our porcine friends), play a card game of Pig, curl up on the couch and watch one of the memorable pig movies-Charlotte’s Web or Babe, and enjoy a tasty meal of Himmel und Erde – Heaven and Earth! This hearty main dish originates from Germany.  The name... Read More

One Potato, Two Potato, Three…

Most people associate the month of February with Valentine’s Day and sweethearts,  but did you know it is also Potato Lover’s Month?! Each medium-sized potato is fat-, cholesterol- and sodium-free. With only 110 calories, it provides more potassium than 2 bananas and 45% of the Daily Value of vitamin C. The American Heart Association has certified this powerhouse heart healthy food. An ancient vegetable, potatoes... Read More

A Winter Picnic

You don’t need a summer day to enjoy a twist on this seasonal activity!  Look ahead in the forecast to determine if a local park close to home or a mountain park will be best suited for your Winter Picnic.  Check out the site for an open pit fireplace (and regulations) for an impromptu warm-up station and maybe a few roasted marshmallows.  As with any... Read More