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.
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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
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
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
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.
I am a mom. A wife. A friend. A daughter. A teacher. A writer. I try to be so many things to so many people, but when I stop to think about it I come up feeling like sometimes I am nothing much to anyone. My life
Let the flowers die unwatered in their vases. Flowers? Yes, they are there. Someone needed to do something. Accept them graciously. Or not. God knows this is bleak, unchartered territory for you ….. You with this gaping hole, groping around in the dark. Sleepwalking. If sleep would
I am not a “foodie” as I said in the article The One Thing I Bake – but this salad recipe is definitely the one thing I take whenever I need to take anything to a party, fiesta, bbq or book club! My friends do not rely on
Three of the top ten books on Amazon’s best selling list are adult coloring books. I am not sure whether to be appalled at the dumbing down of the American intellect or amused at our attempts to escape the stress our children cause us by immersing ourselves
A hundred years since World War One…. My current view that history is more effectively understood the more you can see it through the eyes of the participants, is put to the test on a bleak winter’s day as I stand in an old trench in Sanctuary