"The Putting Green Whisperer” is a well-written and an easy-to-read novel about two conscientious recent college graduates and their working introduction as caddies into the world of professional golf. A love interest develops between the two as the novel progresses.
The arrival of an injured snow goose brings a bit of magic to a marsh that isolates two humans. Author Paul Gallico's vivid detail brings marsh, goose, and humans alive. He employs the Dunkirk evacuation and the goose's steadfastness to climax the unrealized human relationship.
Remembering need not take money or be difficult. Remembering a loved one only requires digging deeply into your memories and sharing those memories with others in a safe and meaningful ritual.
Creamed Mushrooms for Wigilia - Polish Christmas Eve © Georgene A. Bramlage I like to smother everything on my food plate, at least once a year for Wigilia - the Polish Christmas Eve supper - with creamed mushrooms. I grew up eating food drenched...
'Schindler's List" gives meaning to the Talmud phrase "to save one life is as if you have saved the world.” This film is based upon struggles of Polish Jews and Oskar Schindler from 1939 to 1945.
What is there not to like about "The Last of the Mohicans," the latest 1992 version? The movie boasts action, adventure, drama, and romance. Weapons, costuming, and gear are correct for the times. Cooper's book details action in the Adirondacks, but North Carolina is the movie's shooting location.
Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis, is a modern but medieval treasure for photographers. Traffic is sparse in this town that is positioned on the western flank of Monte Subasio and streets are narrow.
Create a gift with a handful of color digital photos. A collection of color digital photos centering on the natural world plus famous quotes about color helped me create a welcome and enjoyable gift.
The perfect gift for a mystery/thriller book lover comes in a small volume from David Morrell. Morrell fills this novel not only with suspense but with little-known but believable details of Christmas lore.
What is "A Child's Christmas in Wales?" It is a well-loved prose work by the short-lived Welsh writer Dylan Thomas. It is a memoir of sorts, an anecdotal telling of one Christmas or many merged together, from the viewpoint of a young boy. It is often...
The Black Madonna of Czestochowa or Our Lady of Czestochowa has been revered by the Polish people for at least seven centuries. The power and mystery of this ancient icon draw millions of pilgrims.
Traveling is fun and so is shopping. Looking at items for sale is sometimes a better way to understand a country's people than going to a museum. Here are tips for combining shopping while traveling.
An enigmatic, but engaging heroine, a great sense of place - post WW I London - and meticulous research add up to a compelling mystery series. Winspear distills the essence of 1900s British life.
Modern Polish blown-glass Christmas ornaments are precious to collectors: classic Faberge-style eggs, whimsical birds and animals, creatures from folklore, spheres with religious icons. Come see!
Oplatek - the Bread of Love - is the beginning and heart of Wigilia - the Polish Christmas Eve. The days spent in preparation culminate as relatives are welcomed. We break and share the Oplatek.
Here are some, offbeat to be sure, literary allusions to witches' gardens and what plants might grow within. Test your knowledge about what may or may not be poisonous or witch garden plants.
Poland is more than pierogi, cabbage, and polkas. It is a green and golden thriving land nearly half the size of the US state of Texas, with a population in 2019 of approximately 38.03 million, which ranks it 37th in the world.