Hocking Hills offers cool relaxation to Travelers

My husband and I are returning for vacation to a favorite spot – Hocking Hills, Ohio. Located 45 minutes southeast of Columbus, it is a definite “green” spot – Logan County boasts 8 State Parks! Check out these caves and rock formations! I’ll be writing another travel story about the area for a newspaper, including... Continue Reading →

Mark Weinert- Norwell High School teacher and world traveler

 “My philosophy is that each kid in my classes is worth my time and effort,” said Mark Weinert, biology and chemistry teacher at Norwell High School (NHS). “I give them my best attention even if I don't  feel well or they don't earn great grades.” Weinert has taught biology and chemistry at NHS since 1988.... Continue Reading →

Mandy & I Present Demonstration of the Culture of Indonesia

Last night my daughter Mandy & I presented a talk/demo about Indonesia to patrons of the Wells County Public Library. We showed Indonesian items Mandy has brought home and talked about the importance of crafts in that culture. I then showed some of the crafts middle school students made with me for my book, Recipe... Continue Reading →

Fulbright scholarship awarded to Lauren Petersen

This article and photo on Lauren Petersen explains something I didn't know much about – Fulbright Scholarships. That’s such a great thing about being a writer – you get to learn so many things in the name of research! She is planning such a great year for herself in Poland as an English teacher. She... Continue Reading →

Traveling the world is in Andrew Stuck’s blood

  For Andrew Stuck of Markle growing up as a missionary child in Ecuador meant living with what most Americans would consider primitive conditions. “Our use of electricity was hit and miss,” said Stuck. “We had a generator for backup and were miles from a supermarket. Our family traveled to Quito to stock up on... Continue Reading →

Colorful Pepper Salad with Sesame Seeds

Do you love to crunch your teeth into fresh vegetables like red and yellow peppers and cucumbers? Here is a recipe you’ll want to pull out the cutting board for — Pepper Salad with Sesame Seeds. It is included in my book, Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia (Mitchell Lane Publishing 2010). ISBN: 9781584159346 My... Continue Reading →

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