Oh, how we humans love a good fad diet. South Beach? Oh yeah. Atkins? Yep. Zone? We’re down. How about the Graham diet? Eh? Never heard of it? That’s ok. It kind of lost steam in the mid to later 1800s, but the graham cracker we all love today was developed from elements of this… Continue reading Rockin’ the fad diet before it was cool
Have you ever been lost? I mean lost. I’m talking totally turned around, can’t remember which way you came from, cheeks flushing in frustration lost. Up until a few weeks ago, I don’t think I could’ve recalled being in that kind of situation. And, if I’m honest, I may have made (friendly) fun of someone… Continue reading Lost & Found
Liliuokalani. Ever heard of her? How about a guy from Hawaii named Dole? Dole pineapples? Now that’s more familiar. Liliuokalani, the name you’ve probably never heard, was queen of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893. Dole and a bunch of his business buddies wanted her out. You know, because that would be good for business.… Continue reading Hey! Where’d my monarchy go?
Yesterday was Martin Luther King day. In honor of the day, let me share a little conversation I had with my 6 year old son after picking him up from school last week: my son: “Mom, did you know there was this really good guy named Martin Luther King?” Me: “yes.” Thoughtful silence as he… Continue reading A story for Martin Luther King Day
Don’t slouch. Put your shoulders back. Make sure to smile and show your good side! Well, if these are the standards of a polite presence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is certainly impolite. The Italian Bell Tower has been standing with its posture proudly askew for the last 644 years (since completion in 1372).… Continue reading Beautifully Broken
I’m Bridget. I’m a wife and a mom of 3, and a long time ago, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Weber State University in Ogden, UT. “Why would you major in History?” is a question I was frequently asked, quickly followed by the statement, “Oh, you must want to be a teacher.”… Continue reading Who is yesterday’s girl?