One of my favorite, early memories is playing in puddles behind our house on 22nd St. in Allentown, squishing the mud between my toes :-) And so began the life of another barefoot gypsy... "Parents can expose their children to an array of microbes by encouraging them to spend time outside, like our friend Julia on her farm (but not necessarily with chicken and pig waste). Today children spend much less time outside than they did only 20 years ago. Babies and toddlers often ar
I loved this incredible maple tree, so mighty and sturdy...
or was it? This tree that stood in my friend's backyard throughout her life had the appearance of strength and stability, but upon closer look was diseased and crumbling. This tree is an incredible example, because people can be exactly the same... sturdy and strong on the surface, but crumbling within. Not one of us knows what the person next to us is dealing with.
Refrain from judgment. Always, always treat each