A Ghost of an Idea

A Ghost of an Idea

“I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.” -Preface to...
Kids at Heart

Kids at Heart

By Monica Palmer   Recently, my son had a piano recital at a local retirement facility. I have a bad habit of being late to these types of things, so sometimes I try to trick myself by making the event time in my phone’s calendar a half hour ahead of the actual...
The Most Wonderful Time

The Most Wonderful Time

by Monica Palmer   Around the time the pumpkin-spice lattes find their way on to coffee shop menus, many of us begin to emerge from a sort of self-centered slumber. We open our eyes and awaken to the reality that there are a lot of struggling people around us. We...
You are What You Eat

You are What You Eat

by Monica Palmer   One of the most challenging obstacles in illuminating the very real problem of US hunger is the fact that the problem is largely hidden from public view.   Most families who are food insecure do not wish to broadcast the fact that they...
Drive Time

Drive Time

by Monica Palmer   For years, whenever I walked past a food bank barrel at a school, church or other organization, I always peeked in to see what contributions had been made. It did my heart good to see the food in there, because it was the physical proof I...