You have the itinerary. Everything is booked. Fun in the sun is just a few weeks away. You post pictures of your island retreat on the fridge where you will see them every day and be reminded that soon, very soon you will be in paradise. And that just prior to heading off to that paradise you will have to face the nightmare of shopping for a bathing suit. Very soon you will have to face the florescent lighting, the three way mirror and all that white, Read More
Luscious. Yes. I think that’s the right word. Luscious. Not a normal adjective used to describe citrus fruit, but then, clementines are not a your normal citrus fruit.
I am one of millions who love these little bundles of juicy Read More
That could be read as “What do you want?”, like what one might say to an annoying person who’s interrupted you for the tenth time. But in this case, I mean it to be read in the most sincere way as “What do you want?” Really. What do you want for you? Read More
I read this a while ago on a blog by Seth Godin, a business author, entrepreneur and marketer. I have not been able to get these words out of my mind, since. It’s so true. It’s so simple and so true. It’s black and white, not much grey, at all.
This is not the testy, childish “I’m right and you’re wrong” kind of statement. This is about empathy and respect. We live in a world Read More
You’ve survived Thanksgiving and now we’re heading into the home stretch of the holiday season. The kids will be around again only for a short time. It’s an emotional, stressful time for just about everybody. And there are probably enough different agendas that combined would sink a ship. Everything from Read More
It happens every year. We know it’s coming. Well, us northern folk do anyway. Yet, every year we seem surprised when it actually hits. And right now it’s just days away… maybe several, but still only days. Snow, snow and more snow. Then of course there’s the shoveling. Lots and lots of shoveling. There are some gluttons among us who actually enjoy winter. The warm, woolly socks types. Scarves wrapped up to here and sweaters pulled down to there. They tromp through the snow Read More
Alittle respite from these sultry summer nights…
She stepped off the bus, partially consumed by the exhaust dense in the frigid night air. She was stocky and squat, almost square, her actual shape concealed under a heavy coat. A thick wool scarf knotted at her neck. A hat pulled low, fur ear flaps resting on her Read More