Happy Three King’s Day! ¡Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos!

The original post of mine that this is adapted from can be found here: _______________________________ Happy Three King’s Day! ¡Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos! On the feast of the Epiphany, Christians celebrate the manifestation of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Traditionally, it is also celebrated as the day the Continue Reading →

Rain & Relaxation >> Sunday Sense

Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby   ~~Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967)  American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. It is a rainy, gray Sunday in Connecticut. Normally, I’m Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning Your Life

I never really understood the phrase, “Spring Cleaning” until I had to move myself across state borders once and clean for my life together with Christine (my then fiancée) so that we could get married and join two apartments worth of stuff. A lot of physical cleaning took place. In the process of Continue Reading →

Eggnog Cookies with Browned Butter Icing

Below is The Fiancée’s recipe for the cookies she baked this weekend for a cookie swap. It has her personal notes, too. The cookies come out denser, cake-like, and less sweet than similar cookies or other holiday treats. They also have a hint of nutmeg flavor. (I helped by putting Continue Reading →

Children & Art >> Sunday Sense

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso  (Spanish Artist and Painter: 1881-1973) Here is one of the first Sunday Sense posts I’ve done in a while. I hope it inspires all you readers with children in your lives. Continue Reading →

Korakuen Autumn Leaves – 参

As I didn’t get to write my own post about how much I enjoy the season of Autumn, I present you with this beautiful post from Tokyobling’s Blog. The images were simply too beautiful to not want to share it! Related articles Autumn… Beautiful, Wonderful Autumn (amarquette333.wordpress.com) Camille’s infinite playlist Continue Reading →

Vote! Art of Manliness Put Up Your Dukes contest

Some shameless advertising for a friend of mine, but admittedly, it is a really fun contest. https://twitter.com/#!/Lifeclearhazy/status/103935884746948610

Un Verano Ajetreado >> Spanish Friday

[English translation below; Traducción en ingles al final] Yo casi no conseguí tiempo para escribir este el “Spanish Friday” esta semana. El post de esta semana será corta. Casi tengo el apartamento hasta el punto donde esta satisfactoria. A pesar de que no estoy trabajando ahora, todavía tengo mucho trabajo que hacer. Continue Reading →

Of wet logs, old mail, and s’mores

Yesterday, ended up being a great end of the week and it nearly completed my personal symbolism of what makes summer. I already got grilled burgers (more please) and hot dogs (which I only eat once or twice during the summer). I already went hiking. I already almost offed myself Continue Reading →

Borrón y Cuenta Neuva >> Spanish Friday

 ¡Hasta el próximo viernes! (Siéntesen libre de comentar sobre las correcciones en los comentarios. He añadido una traducción al final del post.) A Clean Slate >> Spanish Friday I have been taking advantage of having a clean slate by doing a lot of nothing. I don’t have a car. I have a new apartment. Connecticut has actually changed enough while I’ve been gone that it is sometimes unfamiliar. Then again, saying that I’ve been doing nothing is not accurate, either. I Continue Reading →