This isn't really a blog. The Earthling's Handbook is more like a reference book. Most years, the 10 most-read articles are very similar to the previous year's 10 most-read, because over time more people link to them and their increasing popularity makes them rank higher in search-engine results. My #1 article this year is the … Continue reading Top 10 New Articles of 2015
I'm starting a new "preteen" tag with this post because my son Nicholas, as he approaches his eleventh birthday, has started to ask for "more young-adult-type books" and has been appreciating most of what we've been finding for him, including a book I picked up used and read aloud to him without having read it … Continue reading Books for Adults, Preteens, and Toddlers
I've written before about hosting church coffee hour. The people in my church are willing to eat packaged coffee-cakes and things of that ilk, but most of them prefer healthier snacks, and so do I--our coffee hour begins just before noon, so my stomach is ready for lunch, not just simple carbs! I try hard … Continue reading Coffee Hour at Midnight (how to host on short notice)
My partner Daniel's cousin Mike has just concluded a 25-year tradition of inviting all the extended family to Thanksgiving dinner at his home in upstate New York. We're planning to get together next November, too, but it'll have to be somewhere else because Mike is selling his house and moving to Florida. As one of … Continue reading 24 Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers–Not Just Turkey!