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The power of the power nap

Martha Stewart may not be everybody’s hero, but no one can argue with her success. After all these years, we can see that her jail time, of which she speaks freely, has made her a more …

Of Earth, sea and sky

There are many very heavy topics that people around the world should be aware of and discussing sensibly today. Easily the most urgent is the health of our life-sustaining planet. As inhabitants of …

A serendipitous lesson

Recently, having brunch with a cousin, we talked about food addictions we’ve battled, like my own longtime habit: diet soda. I didn’t know way back then that it was formulated to have …

The real big picture

America is a great country for those of her people who are in a good place. For many, America is still a great country, just not particularly for them.Just as we have so much in this country to be …

The summer is almost over, but the warm weather will linger and fall is always wonderful. These two seasons offer us much beauty from our wonderful world, but they offer us other things too.The …

Common sense is independent thinking

If we think about it for even a moment, with a completely open mind, this magnificently evolved planet supports life … our lives, human life. Moreover, it supports all the necessary …

Back to square one, really?

Back to square one, really? No one can know everything. There are some influences from people coming and going in the U.S. and the spread of COVID right now that need to be investigated.

A simple awareness

As we travel through life we realize that many cultures around the world leave the U.S. in the dust when it comes to attending the elderly, the ill and people with special needs. We can readily see …

Regaining our losses

America is often referred to as the “greatest country in the world” but why? We had the promise, the ability, the opportunity, and the heart to be. We had the hope and the best of the …

The lucky ones

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In many places, the world population suffers in ways that most of us, especially here in the U.S., couldn’t imagine. Often, through worldwide politics and pressure tactics, many of the …

Balancing too little, too much

Two weeks ago, we talked about doing enough, enough for our loved ones and others, and enough to put the wheels in motion for our own lives.There’s a wonderful movie I’ve mentioned before …

Put a little chill on it?

Most old films will prove that when blue screens were huge, most outdoor scenes didn’t offer great reality. Then, I remember Annette Funicello talking about making beach movies, some filmed on …

Have I done enough?

There’s nothing like unexpected time on our hands, alone, to make us wonder about life. Not too many of us get it. I remember soul-searching during childbirth; there was time and enlightenment …

Stuff on tour

A friend of mine visited my home recently. She had never been here before and, of course, we took “the tour” – that would be the traditional, 1950s child- hood staple … the …

One chapter of many

Parents and recent high school graduates are having the same issue right now; something both need to remember. Emotions are running high for many parents because they are preparing for their chicks …

A slow reentry

Several weeks ago, I went to a small gathering. It was the first of its kind for me in over a year. We were a room of about 14 people, all fully vaccinated and past the two-week waiting period. We …

Behold, it is the year of the cicadae. Yes, I know, it sounds like the title of a Stephen King book, but it isn’t. It’s glorious reality, and I, for one, am very grateful to be part of it …

There’s a wonderful country song called, “There Goes My Life.” We are fortunate that, with all the online availability, we can hear old music as easily as the new stuff with just …

America, we have a problem. Just when we think it’s safe to go back in the water …Though, too many Americans are refusing the COVID vaccine. This makes life opening up in our country …

Recently, a really adorable young gal and I had a quick chat. She had posted a photo of herself in her unintentionally mismatched earrings; she’s one busy mom. Mentioning this column to her, she …

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