Sunday, May 13, 2012
Inspired by a chid's question, the editor ponders what the world would be like if God was a mother.
When my son, Jack, was three-years-old he asked me if God had feet. Seeing how thrown I was by that question (does God have feet?) he softballed me with this follow-up: how do we know God is a father and not a mother? Instinctively, I answered, “Because no mother would ever create order out of chaos and then go and undo it by creating man." “Also," I continued, "Two days tops to create a universe because no mother has the luxury of seven days to get anything done." His question did force me to think what the world might be like if God was a mother. And so I wrote: If God Was a Mother, her Commandments would read: Do not waste thine time carving what I say onto stone tablets for no one will read them and, undoubtedly, someone will break …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Waiting until the last minute only means you were thinking harder than everyone else.
If you're reading this, you're in a club of which no one wants to be a member. The club of those who haven't yet gotten a present for their mom for Mother's Day — which is Sunday. Never fear, here are 10 quick and easy last minute gift suggestions to steer you away from the Valley of Guilt and Disappointment. 1. Homemade gift certificates: Grab a pen, some colored paper and start creating gift certificates she can redeem for a lunch, a visit, a shopping trip, a certain number of phone calls, whatever your mother enjoys. Maybe she wants you to weed the garden, throw that in as well. 2. A gesture of love: There are lots of reasons you love your mom. Write some of them on small pieces of paper, fold up the papers and send her a box with the …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Patch readers chose Mercer St. Charcoal Grill & Deli in Hightstown as their favorite Mother's Day brunch destination.
Brunch, it's the perfect gift for mom. Not only does she get to sleep in, but she also gets to have breakfast, lunch or both with those she loves the most. So for this week's Reader's Choice poll, we asked if you were going to take your mom out for brunch in the area, where would it be? Voters cast their ballots all week in a race that was dominated by one restaurant. So this week's Reader's Choice winner is: Mercer St. Charcoal Grill & Deli. Mercer St. Charcoal Grill & Deli picked up 27 votes in the poll, ahead of Americana Diner with 14 votes and Fernando's Grille with 13 votes. The Blue Rooster Bakery & Cafe had five votes, Hightstown Diner had three and City Streets Cafe had two votes.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Where do you plan on bringing mom on Mother's Day.
Brunch, it's the perfect gift for mom. Not only does she get to sleep in, but she also gets to have breakfast, lunch or both with those she loves the most. So tell us, if you were going to take your mom out for brunch, where would it be? We've drawn our initial list from our business directory, but we encourage you to post comments suggesting the addition of any places that are not included. You can vote for your favorite in our poll, comment on it below and post a review in the directory - all which count toward determining the winner. Voting closes at 9 a.m. Friday, but comments will continue to be welcome beyond that point. Places to vote on include: