A 2020 Recipe for Roasted Wild Goose

While naysayers dismissively describe the taste as gamey, thereby implying the flavor is strong, I disagree. The meat is flavorful, and when prepared correctly, an excellent change from boring farm raised poultry.

A Simple Tool That Might Be Your Magic Bullet

During a global pandemic, we all need “props”. Not necessarily for exercise, but to face the challenges of living and working confined within a limited space,

Decorating the Tree with Hope, Good Will, and Shalom

As I unwrap my boxes of ornaments I relive the past. Many remind me of past Christmases and people who are no longer in my life.

Maintaining Traditions or Playing it Safe? Chasing That Wild Turkey.

Bad news is not welcome. The hard fast reality is that our local hospital may have to start prioritizing patients.

A Pandemic Distraction. Give a Book for Xmas. Nadja Maril’s Favorite 2020 Reads.

Novels can take you to another time and place, and with the Global Pandemic raging around me, I was delighted to take refuge within several that were located in exotic places and spanned multiple generations.

Tell the Truth—Are Americans Honest? What Happened to Being a Good Sport?

From an early age we are taught sportsmanship. It’s an honor to play on a team. The benefits are great. When a player is injured on the field, in youth sports, everyone sits.

A Bedtime Story About a Grump Like Trump

Have you ever hosted a party, and been stuck with one guest who just doesn’t want to leave?  Have you ever had this one person in your home, who just doesn’t seem to grasp the party is over. You start clearing the plates, clanging them around in the kitchen and then start taking out the trash,Continue reading “A Bedtime Story About a Grump Like Trump”

Is This What it Feels Like to Live on a Spaceship? Or Don’t Get Too Comfortable Just Yet

My house is my spaceship. From the comfort of my living room, I interact with the world. The facetime, the zoom meetings, the social media posts all connect me with my fellow humans. They all provide band aids for the problem of living in a time of a global pandemic. But the craving for human touch doesn’t leave us.

Let’s Think About Sean Connery While We’re Waiting for Election Results

Maybe because he was my first James Bond, he was the best.

How Do We Celebrate Halloween in 2020? Try This.

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I love opening up the door and being surprised by fairy tale princesses, swashbuckling pirates, ghosts, and goblins. It’s not going to happen this year and I’ve been thinking about how to distribute candy, colorful pencils or whether I should be giving out small vials of hand sanitizer.Continue reading “How Do We Celebrate Halloween in 2020? Try This.”

Get Ready for a Different Kind of Holiday and Why it Might Be Time to Open Your Heart

I was tempted to put on my gloves this morning, especially when I picked up our dog’s cold soggy leash, wet from her dragging it across the grass while chasing the ball. Fall is here and the pumpkins on our vine are growing big. One in particular, looks large enough to set on the frontContinue reading “Get Ready for a Different Kind of Holiday and Why it Might Be Time to Open Your Heart”

How To Feel Re-Energized in Fifteen Minutes

I am reminded of the fairy tale The Emperor’s New Clothes. The foolish and vain emperor pays several bags of gold to clever tailors who tell him they are selling him robes of fabulous cloth that only the wise can see.

Who is the Real Radical Running for U.S. President? Our World Just Got a Little Scarier.

When did everyone stop listening to one another? I think back to 2016 and I’m certain the dismantling of civility began just after the election.

Why Senators Graham and McConnell Should Care if Their Actions Are Fair

According to recent poll conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post on September 25th, 57% of the American public would like the new Justice selected after the election.

The Benefits of Ink and Paper in our Current World

We have been told to stop using paper. Stop printing. Save a tree by using less paper.