You may think there is nothing better than cocooning your body in a blanket against the coming evening chill. You may think it’s one of life’s little pleasures. A moment of peace and connection. You may think it’s the ultimate getaway in a rare moment of peace.
Irene Macmillan Archive
In his book, The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell asserted that studies show someone is less likely to be helped if in trouble in a crowd. In other words, the more people present in an emergency the less likely anyone will help. Possibly because people are all expecting
Shit happens. People can be obnoxious, obscure, obstreperous, obtuse, oblivious and pretty much any form of obstructionist you can imagine. And at some point, whoever you are, you’re going to find yourself perching awkwardly, and possibly innocently, in the middle of a firestorm of ‘he said, she
We are only in charge of our own lives, paths and journeys. Sure shit happens. Life is not always a walk in the park. Indeed it is only really in the struggle and clearing away obstacles that we truly find clarity and growth. The world outside of
Social media opens all these windows into people’s lives. One sees much more than one would like to, a lot of the time. Young people’s anger and despondency and generally hostility broadcast in disappointed detail for all the world to see. Why? How does it help? Are
How often do you walk into a grocery store for fruit and veggies and fresh meat? Look at all the rows of food. See the mom and her kids grabbing a pack of apples and caramel before soccer practice. There’s a dad getting barbecue for the big
16 year old owner surrender. Who does that ? It’s tempting to leave it at that question with all the disdain and judgement it conjures up. In our ‘holier than thou’ minds we see some callous Scrooge like character gather this bundle of tired bones and drop
Wallace: The Underdog who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage and Championed Pit Bulls – One Flying Disc at a Time by Jim Gorant is a must-read for animal lovers and sports enthusiasts. Wallace started life as a Pit Bull puppy destined for the shady underworld of
Tree frogs start their summer evening songs in the scented boxwoods and lilacs and assorted bee attracting foliage that shade our leisure evening view over the children running and playing on the green fields of their country club bubble. We’re talking about them. As usual. Do moms
Sitting by the pool, a friend and I were watching our boys somersaulting off the diving board when she mentioned – “A friend of Ryan (not his real name) has been telling him: ‘You suck at basketball’ and this has hurt his feelings. I’m not really
Gardening is a great passion of mine, and it has opened a world of opportunities for me, including writing this article. As a young writer and gardener I want to open peoples’ eyes to the benefits and beauty of creating something of your own and more importantly,
I sat down at a table next to a woman in Starbucks, head buried in her computer, tapping away furiously. On a second glance I recognized her as an acquaintance. She looked up and we exchanged pleasantries. Not that she felt much like casual small talk. “I’ve
“If anyone ever comes into your school and uses a gun — play dead.” My kids looked at me shocked at what I’d just said. “I’m serious, pretend you were shot and play dead so the bad guys leave you alone.” That’s what I said. Good or
Know Your Food, Know Your Farmer : One girl’s mission to create awareness about where our food comes from and educate the next generation on the benefits of locally produced food. Last year I presented plans to the Principal of my Elementary School to start a gardening club.
Nature has many marvels. One of the most miraculous is the Monarch butterfly. These creatures, fragile flying origami dipped in orange and black water colors, undertake a massive 2500 mile migration every year, often to the exact Oyamel fir tree in Central Mexico’s Oyamel Forest that they