Archive for January, 2009

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    Two Words for the New Year

    By on January 30, 2009

    Instead of a formal New Year's Resolution, I have decided on two words I need to focus on this...

  • tangerine

    January’s treat: Fresh Squeezed Tangerine Juice

    By on January 29, 2009

    One of the delights of this month is fresh tangerine juice, which in my opinion is much better than...

  • Polly Castor Box-a-day Art

    My next page is done in my Box-a-Day Art Journal

    By on January 27, 2009

    This page in my daily art journal is dominated by three days of preoccupation with the inaugural.

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts-Polly Castor photography

    Yummy Vegetable Side: Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

    By on January 26, 2009

    This was delicious! It is very simple: roasted Brussels sprouts, parsnip slices and pecans. I saw it...

  • The Uncommon Reader

    Book review: An Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

    By on January 25, 2009

    Is reading considered an eccentric activity? What effect does the habit of reading have? The Queen is the uncommon...

  • bed side

    Today’s Poem: Both Sides of Devotion

    By on January 24, 2009

    Here's a poem I wrote today watching the devotion both dog and owner had during a wintery walk. ...


    Movie Review: Slumdog Millionaire

    By on January 23, 2009

    I liked this movie: unvarnished and polished, sad and triumphant, disturbing and empowering, straightforward and complex. The restoring power...

  • Winter

    Movie Review: Doubt

    By on January 22, 2009

    I give this movie 2 stars, although Meryl Steep did a great job and deserved her academy award nomination...

  • Autumn Vegetable

    My Mandoline Gratin

    By on January 21, 2009

    I used the new mandoline I got for Christmas to make this lovely and delicious dish. It has...

  • Newspapers with Obama's Inauguration

    Barack Obama Inauguration 2009

    By on January 20, 2009

    Who would have thought a few years ago that we would witness having a black president in our lifetime...


    Our New Amaryllis

    By on January 18, 2009

    The church flower committee contribution basking in the sun on our front table is a joy to see.

  • Statistic about Spiritual Healing

    By on January 17, 2009

    According to a Gallup Poll, 40% of Americans claim that at one time or another they had a physical...