My Crumby Blog

What is your trail?

It's easy to have a following when you leave a trail… As a parent I often wonder about the path that each of my daughters might choose as they navigate their way though pre-teen and teenage years. While I cannot always predict their future decisions, I can look at...

What Insights into Friendship Can You Get from Baking?

A lot apparently. As I develop my fourth or fifth sourdough starter, I am reminded of how much patience goes into this process. I had gotten to the point where I believed that I could troubleshoot any problem with my starter, and yet it is being very finicky and not...

Who is Smarter? Girls or Boys?

Malek Abu-Jawdeh and Shwetlena Sabarwal took on this very issue in a blog post in 2017. In it, they explore the gaps in myths and perceptions about gender. These gaps have existed at least since the Victorian era. The question is are any of them true? Girls outperform...