Actions teach louder than words

Actions teach louder than words

We are not so savvy with the subway.  In fact, I have been on the nearest subway to me (in Philadelphia) exactly one time.  I took my first New York City subway this week along with my husband and three kids.  The kids loved it.  I have to say I…

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A moment with an Aztec Fire Dancer

A moment with an Aztec Fire Dancer

I recently found myself on a stage looking into the face of an Aztec fire dancer from Mexico City. His eyes were bright, cheerful and slightly mischievous. As he explained the rules of the dance off (for which my husband had volunteered me) to myself and the other contestants, this…

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The butterflies led us (slightly) south

The butterflies led us (slightly) south

Every year, one generation of Monarch butterflies makes an incredible journey from points  north, such as Canada and North America, all the way to their wintering grounds in Mexico.  We have been fascinated by their journey since we started observing them in the un-mowed portion of our yard. This year,…

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Early summer looks awesome! And it smells nice too.

Early summer looks awesome!  And it smells nice too.

It is the beginning of summer.  With all its sweet smells.  All its brilliant colors.  All its earthy tastes.  All its promise of adventure.  And relaxation.  And flowers in your hair.  And evening walks that last past bedtime.  And time to breathe in every beautiful second of it. What are…

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