If you let your teenagers’ circadian rhythms lead the way, you might learn more about what’s going on in their lives

teen staring at computer screen
Photo by Steinar Engeland on Unsplash

My husband helped my 16-year-old nephew with some car trouble. The next day, he received this text from my sister:

“At 11:30 last night I heard you rescued my son.”

My nephew had only had his driver’s license for a few months when he called us in a panic. He…

I love England. My son loves Japan. We discovered the two countries weren’t as far apart as we thought they were.

Photo by Colleen Sehy

I’m a dedicated Anglophile. I’ve spent years learning about the history and culture of the British Isles. My son loves Japanese manga (graphic novels) and anime (animated movies and TV shows), which spurred his interest in Japanese history and culture.

He discovered the Inuyasha manga series when he was ten…

Buildings with nicknames like the Gherkin and the Shard changed the face of London. I used to hate them.

London’s postmodern architecture includes 20 Fenchurch St. (the Walkie Talkie) on the left, the Leadenhall Building or Cheesegrater (center), and 30 St. Mary or the Gherkin (right). Photo by Frans Ruiter on Unsplash.

The London skyline has changed dramatically over the last 30 years. One Canada Square (1991) and other Canary Wharf skyscrapers; City Hall (2002); 30 St. Mary Axe, better known as the Gherkin (2003); the Shard (2012); the Leadenhall Building, nicknamed the Cheesegrater (2014); and 20 Fenchurch Street, sometimes called the…

October is the perfect time to explore American-made ciders and celebrate the country’s return to its roots as a cider drinking nation

Glasses full of cider being clinked together
Celebrating America’s return to its cider drinking roots. Photo by Giovanna Gomes on Unsplash

There’s a reason we use the expression “as American as apple pie” instead of cherry pie or pecan pie: Americans love apples. We love them so much that…

If you’re a fan of Grantchester and Vicar of Dibley check out these shows featuring priests, nuns, monks, angels & more.

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Are you a fan of British TV shows like Grantchester and The Vicar of Dibley? There are plenty of other English and Irish shows that feature strong religious characters. This article highlights eleven shows with an interesting array of priests, vicars, nuns, monks, and even a few angels and demons…

The United States owes a debt of gratitude to an 800-year-old English document that’s become a world-wide symbol of liberty & the rule of law.

A 1297 copy of Magna Carta on display at the Guildhall in London, England (photo by Colleen Sehy)

Collectively, the Declaration of Independence, the U. S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are known as the United States of America’s Charters of Freedom…

Colleen Sehy

Writer, traveler & Anglophile (www.colleensehy.com). Author of “Finding Shakespeare in America” (2020) and Eating British in America columnist at Anglotopia.net

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