Momma Mia

Born as an only child, in a small Heidi like village called Shuen Ecken, in the Eiffel mountains of Germany, my mother Maria Herzig Crane inherited the strength and spirit to survive the war.  Momma Mia was strong willed and unyielding in her determination to live according to her beliefs.   Her real beauty shined as…

The History of Tea

“May I have a word?” Is a question the English asked whenever a response was needed; when an enlightenment was forthcoming; when a warning was necessary;  when one’s idea was politely given.  Indeed this attention arresting question was rather a civilized way to invoke a time to meet, a time for tea.  In Mexico today…

LUKE

For generations there was a great expectancy about the coming Messiah. The grand anticipation was that the King of Kings would come on a stallion with purple robes fit for royalty. The imaginations of what the Messiah would look like, and behave like, just simply did not match what God delivered. The profound impact on…

Truth Spoken

Have you ever noticed the sparkle in a person’s countenance as they are being verbally touched by an expressed appreciation? Why are we hesitant to give such delight to our loved ones? The value of speaking love is incalculable, but it is our tone that often blesses or offends more than our words. A new…

A Fashion Foray

Innocent darlings, dressed as starlets… Do we clothe our kids as targets? Teens are highly influenced by fashion. Pocket books emptied with a passion. The changing trends are short lived without mercy. So many new arrivals make us thirsty. Are we dressing to appease, or to simply please….Whom? Modesty …many assume… is all about the…

Minimalist Vamping

The frump facing me in the mirror gently whispered “it is time to revamp your style!” For the past two years I had not spent much time looking in the mirror or considering anything more than comfort. It started with a manicure, sporting long tailored nails. For a woman, we can look down at our…

Alcan Adventure

The historical Alcan Highway was built in 1942 during World War II.  Due to the perils of shipping goods from the USA to Alaska, the solution was to build this connecting highway. It is known as the greatest engineering feat of the 20th century.  Men worked in freezing weather at seventy to ninety degrees below…