(She paid me to say that and I took the money GLADLY.)
So as she's worked her writing magic, re-joining the world of aspiring authors, we realized that not only is she hard-working, funny, poignant and intelligent, Julie has a different take on the world of food, fun and home....
And she'd be the perfect complement to our fun, down-home, "Let's Get it Done" cooking/home-making/livin' with kids and men group!
Julie will take over the Saturday shift at the cafe, bringing all sorts of East Coast notions along with her personal panache and a decided air of almost Southern civility.
(Which flies in the face of this Yank's lack of sensitivity, but hey, no one ever said Yanks are sensitive. I mean: WHATEVER.)
So for today, I'm going to ask you to welcome Julie next week , our new GAL on board! And I want to ask you to join me/us in prayer for the people of Boston and it's quaint suburbs... a place that's been rocked by ongoing violence this week, a place where the toughest rivalry is usually the Red Sox vs. The New York Yankees.
At sports arenas around the country this week, they honored the people of Boston, one of America's historic cities, the place of John and Sam Adams.... with signs like these:
|This was at the Brooklyn Academy of Music...|
And at baseball stadiums around the country, teams made it a point to play Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline (a Boston tradition!) while fans stood and cheered, wept and prayed for our sister city in Massachusetts. Here's a clip from the CBS news coverage of Sweet Caroline in Yankee Stadium:
I love baseball... I love the New York Yankees.... But I love God and America even more and when someone attacks one of us...
He gets us all.
So united we stand:
Together as Americans:
Regardless of race, color or creed... or baseball affiliation.
God bless you... May God bless us.... And may God bless the United States of America...