Changing seasons

“It’s raining it’s pouring, the old man is snoring Went to bed and he bumped his head And couldn’t get up in the morning.” Trust me, some mornings I do want to behave like that old man Jose Feliciano sang about.  Waking up early in the morning when the overnight temperature has dropped below the …

Family Days

We had friends over for dinner last week and ended up nostalgically recounting those fading memories of fun-filled family gatherings during the summer or winter school breaks at our grandparents’ homes.  Preparations would start weeks in advance, with kids being reminded to be respectful to the elders and “learn to get along with your” cousins.  …