Category Archives: Good

Lemon Poppyseed Muffin in a Mug – with True Lemon

Some years back, I discovered a chocolate “cake in a cup” recipe online to make a one-serving (or two, if you have a friend handy) instant cake in the microwave. Chocolate cake in a cup was SOOO good, that for the longest time I could see no reason to pursue any other cake-in-a-cup flavor. After all, when chocolate cake is constantly, instantly, available, why would I ever eat any other flavor of cake? But recently, I was again lamenting the local unavailability of lemon poppyseed muffins, and it occurred to me that cake in a cup didn’t have to be just cake… Continue reading

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You have been warned about reading this book. Now you can read it.

I don’t often review adult books, in part because I hate reading “spoilers” about books. The other part is, I read a huge number of books and the idea of giving them equal attention in reviews is daunting. It’s one of … Continue reading

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Fluevog Shoe and Company Review

My relationship with Fluevog shoes got off to a bumpy start. I first learned about Fluevog from Rania’s blog at FashFaith.com highlighting some delightfully unique “Victorian style” shoes (check out her post here for some drool worthy shoes from a … Continue reading

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Prosopagnosia in Literature, and the Strange Importance of Photos

“Oh, you don’t know what this means to me,” he said brokenly at last. “I hadn’t any picture of him. And I’m not like other folks… I can’t recall a face…. I can’t see faces as most folks do in their mind.” I was re-reading an old series: the well-known Anne of Green Gables books, when I was surprised to discover a character with prosopagnosia! Continue reading

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“Ilyas and Duck Search for Allah” Children’s Book Review

At lunch, my son was pondering a number of theological questions, which he issued to me as usual as I hustled around with eggs and plates while trying to avoid knocking over the yogurt I had set up precariously draining on the counter. In between coming up with answers, I decided that after lunch would be the perfect time to pull out a copy of a book I recently was sent to review, called “Ilyas and Duck Search For Allah.” It was written by Omar Khawaja, a father of three, in response to his own children’s thought-provoking questions. While my son and I had discussed these questions before, you never know which approach will resonate at a particular time, and it was a good opportunity to try another take. Continue reading

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