September 11, 2001 – September 11, 2018

Mamacita says: I’m guessing that many most bloggers will be posting tributes today, and telling the blogosphere ‘where we were’ when the planes hit the World Trade Center. Here is mine. This is actually the seventeenth time I’ve posted this … Continue reading

Hoosier Persimmon Pudding and Weather Predictions

Mamacita says: Autumn is almost here – not quite, but almost –  and it’s time to make persimmon pudding.  Most of you don’t live where there are persimmons, and I’m betting that many of you don’t even know what a persimmon … Continue reading

Bread and Discipline

Mamacita says:  If you want to create well behaved, disciplined c̶h̶i̶l̶d̶r̶e̶n̶ bread that is capable of  e̶x̶c̶e̶l̶l̶i̶n̶g̶  unparalleled flavor, soaring to the clouds with lightness of spirit, delicious down to the very  t̶o̶e̶s̶ last crumb in the bowl, you have … Continue reading

Love Alone Can Awaken Love: A Father’s Day Story

Mamacita says:  This is, technically, a Christmas story, but I always think of it as a Father’s Day story.  It’s early to be posting about Father’s Day, but here we are.  This story is about love, pure love. It’s about … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday, on Sunday: Mothers

Mamacita says:  This Sunday will be, appropriately enough, a day filled with mothers.  Mine, my sisters, my niece, grandmothers, aunts, daughters, cousins, me. . . . all mothers, and several of them more than one KIND of mother.  (no, not … Continue reading

Standardized Testing and Butter

Mamacita says:  I want to talk to you all about standardized testing and butter, and then I want you to tell me which is more important. I ran into a former middle school student in a store yesterday. I recognized … Continue reading