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Carol A. Cassara

I'm an essayist, a blogger, a teacher and someone who loves to live out loud. My essays have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, the Christian Science Monitor and various literary and news publications.

Memorial Day Traditions You May Not Know

We officially have a girl crush on Carol Cassara. She’s a straight-shooting dame, and a gifted writer. Prolific and skilled, visit her blog every weekday for new musings, insights, and slices of life from this memoirist. Read more from Carol on her eponymous blog. Did you know that Memorial Day began after the Civil War as …

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Il Dolce Far Niente – The Art of Doing Nothing

Editor’s note – today we recognize National Nothing Day, all day. So sit back, relax, and do…nothing! Even if we’re not Protestant, many of us still subscribe to the Protestant work ethic.   We’ve simply got to be doing something. In motion. All the time. {Ok, maybe my generation was the last. I’m not so sure …

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