British aristocracy has an interesting hold on many people around the world, the closer to the Royal Family and the more intense this interest and scrutiny becomes.
Lady Glenconner served as a maid of honor at the Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953, and was Extra Lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth II's sister, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, from 1971 until the Princess died in 2002.
There are a lot of things I start but never finish. I have a lot of good intentions that never really get going. On the flip side, I have some bad habits I have a difficult time breaking myself of. It's easy to feel discouraged and lazy when I can't get myself to follow through and stick with something or to quit something that hinders your life.
Changing our complete daily routines and schedules, Covid-19 has upended, well, a lot of things. Many of us are spending a lot more time at home, whether working from home if we’re fortunate or through normal social gatherings being curtailed by social distancing. Among the homebound, there’s one group uniquely suited to being indoors, potentially limited to activities and supplies on hand: crafters.
Friends, I’m so excited! Michelle Obama’s documentary, based on the memoir Becoming, is coming soon to Netflix. Read more:
From the post, my emphasis in bold:
A NOTE FROM MICHELLE OBAMA:
Socrates famously worried that the development of writing would atrophy the ability to store and remember information, that dependence on external memory would negatively change the brain. And he was right, reading and writing have changed the way human brains work--though whether for better or worse is still up for debate. Similarly, Nicholas G. Carr famously asked Is Google Making Us Stupid? in an article in The Atlantic a dozen years ago.
Psst! Hey, parents! I know you’re at home right now. I know your kids are out of school. I know this because I’m at home right now, and my kid is out of school. I know this because WE’RE ALL #ATHOMETOGETHER RIGHT NOW.
Ahem. Sorry for shouting. These are stressful times.
If it’s at all possible, I want you to find a private spot in your house—please stop laughing—away from your kids, so you can fully concentrate on a little parenting secret I’d like to share with you.
Who am I, you ask? Here are my qualifications:
From Ötzi the Ice Age hunter-gatherer to billion-dollar pharmaceutical research and development labs people have been looking for substances to ease pain, cure disease and prolong a healthy life.
Check out the favorite reads and listens of 2019 from the MakerSpace squad.
I am super late to the Lucy Knisley party and I'm a little perturbed with myself. I cannot believe I waited this long to read Relish. It has a lot of things I love about a good book:
- lotsa foodie talk
- incredible illustrations
- stories about malicious birds.
I was hooked by page 8 when Knisley talks about having poached salmon in cream for her baptism day.
You’ve heard of Dungeons and Dragons. Right?
It’s been around for 45 year and been in everything from Simpsons to Stranger things.
What is it?
It’s a pen and paper Roleplaying game. A set of rules to tell a shared story with friends and family with a backdrop of classic sword and sorcery in the vein of The Lord of the Rings.