Folktales with Lessons for Life

Folktales are such a wonderful part of children's literature. There are so many tales that have been passed down through the generations and we have learned so many valuable lessons from them. One of the things that I find especially fascinating is reading folktales from a wide variety of cultures to see how similar situations … Continue reading Folktales with Lessons for Life

Hiromi’s Hands – A Glimpse into the World of the Sushi Chef

In Japanese culture, sushi is a way of life. In large cities in America, sushi is a wonderful delicacy best experienced in a good restaurant. But if you visit most sushi restaurants, you will notice something - the vast majority of the sushi chefs are male. This stems from the fact that not only were … Continue reading Hiromi’s Hands – A Glimpse into the World of the Sushi Chef

Traveling the World through Fables

"Long ago, everything from the changing of the seasons to the passage of the Sun through the sky was an unsolved mystery. So people came up with stories to explain how things came to be. These stories - known as myths or fables - varied from place to place, but all had a shared thread … Continue reading Traveling the World through Fables