Many online writers and bloggers have begun by publishing articles on the sites of writing communities such as HubPages. This sites share advertising revenues with their writers.
Are you thinking about buying a Kindle? It took me a long time to decide to take the plunge, but I'm glad I did. Here's why.
If I have a favorite garden plant, it is colorful and easy to grow calendula. Here's why.
Although my Nikon Coolpix S8200 camera isn't my newest one, it's still my favorite after using it for five years. Here's why.
Some churches have the ability to become part of you forever, even after you leave them, even after they cease to exist in a building anymore. Crenshaw Christian Reformed Church did that to me.
It's not easy to be a child in a war-torn country, but my husband was one. He gives us his eye-witness account of what that life was like for him during WWII and how it affected his family life.
Do you think elementary students in public American schools should ever be required to study the Arabic language?
Are you getting ready to host your first Slava? If you need some help with making the Slavski Kolac for the occasion, you will find it here with illustrated instructions.
This is a tribute to a wonderful son who was adopted into our family and God's. He entered his permanent heavenly home August 27, 1991.
Day in the Shade is an annual community art fair at Templeton City Park in May, and being there is like moving through a living collage of musical and artistic talent.
Robots are being introduced into classrooms as supplements to classroom teachers. Will they eventually replace some human teachers?
Why do families continue traditions like making mochi the old fashioned way? Here is one family's story and they let me photograph every step of their method of making mochi.
Rain is one of God's greatest gifts to mankind, since it brings the water we need to survive and thrive. This is a multi-media essay on rain.
If you are hosting your Slava for the first time this year and have never made zjito the traditional way, here is step-by-step illustrated help. This is how my husband's family did it.
This moussaka made with potatoes and ground beef is one of our family favorites. It's simple to make and very hearty.
Chard is one of our most nutritious greens. It's also delicious baked this way. It's one of our favorite fall and winter side dishes.
I never knew I wanted to become a parent until I met Jason. Most parents don't get the chance to become friends with their children for a year before becoming their mother. I did. Here's how.
I have used this Spanish Rice recipe for over thirty years now, and have never seen a reason to change it except to substitute brown rice for white. We love it. Why not give it a try?
It's been said that where there is a Slava, there is a Serb. Only Serbs celebrate this Serbian Orthodox holiday. Here's how our family celebrated.
Caring for a dying loved one is the last gift you can gift, and one of the most precious. Yet caring for my mother during her last days was just as much a gift to myself.
Sarah came into our lives as a foster child at the age of nine. She had been sexually abused by her father, and both she and her younger brother Jason (who was five) came to us from separate previous foster homes. We...
Emotional intelligence is what enables us to put ourselves in the shoes of others. It is thought that too much social media interaction can stunt the growth of emotional intelligence.
I can think of few experiences worse than learning that a friend or family member has commit suicide. It is hard for those left behind to understand why and wonder if they could have prevented it.
Many deaths occur when loved ones least expect them. Ready or not, you will need the services of a mortician. Here's most of what you need to know about dealing with a mortuary.
The death of a child, even an adult child, is always traumatic. It's even more so when that death is a suicide. This is a mother's story of her adopted daughter's life for as long as we knew it.
A heat wave can fool you into planting your tomatoes a couple of weeks too early. Here's what happened to my garden when I planted too early and what I did to try to fix it.
One can take earthquakes for granted until one is caught in a big one. The San Simeon Earthquake of 2003 showed me that I need to take a less casual attitude toward earthquakes and be prepared.