As you age, remember forgetfulness is not an indicator of cognitive decline. It means you need to stay on top of the game by adding a variety of memory skills to daily routines. Staying sharp in the senior years is not unreasonable; in fact, it is a necessary element to keep the mind active and… Read More


A remake of the traditional holiday list certainly applies to everyone, even those celebrating holidays in other cultures and religions. As a popular song states “We are one world, one instrument.” I’d like to believe we have the ability to improve not only our lives but others. Mushy? Believe it! Standing straight and looking at… Read More


Traditionally you sat around the table expressing gratitude for health, family, friends, and stores opening early for Black Friday…but did you really, really peek inside your cornucopia of abundance to recognize the small gifts, the silent blessings? When you saw all the positives, were you thinking of keeping them to yourself or giving them away,… Read More


While raking leaves a white pickup truck drove by, backed up and came to a halt at the curb. I would like to think the driver was attracted by my wild silver hair and voluptuous “one size fits all” figure as he was truly somewhat “easy on the eye.” “Hello ma’am, I was just driving… Read More


Driving through the neighborhood was similar to hiking through a mine field. Limbs were down, some driven straight into the ground; flowers were flattened; small rivers ran into overflowing gutters. A neighbor who had been in the process of re-roofing their house had two rooms with sagging ceilings…it seems there was a hole in the… Read More