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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.
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.
Most of the tea parties I've attended in my county did not seem to be organized by any specific group affiliated with other groups. The tea party rally I attended in Paso Robles was organized by the local chapter of the Tea party Patriots. They...
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.
A child's first visit to the emergency room can be a frightening experience. When I had to take my eight-year-old son in for pain in his groin, I used the camera in my purse to help take his mind off his fears. Here's how he became a star in a photo story for his scrapbook.
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.
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.
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.
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.