The other day I was playing a card game on my iPad, telling myself that I wasn’t wasting time but rather participating in an exercise to aid my memory and to increase my brain power, when an ad for an app popped up called ‘Calm’. Now normally, I hit the X in the far-right corner..
The statement, “Change is the only constant in our lives,” recently gave new meaning to my way of thinking. For many years now, Chuck and I have taken our grandkids on a two or three-day getaway during Christmas break. This gift, although I try to disguise it in various ways, is basically an envelope with..
The new year is soon upon us and everyone wants to start 2023 with a clean slate with no mistakes in it. As we usher out the old and welcome in the new, what plans, goals and promises have you made for this fresh start? Will your list of hopes and wishes be successfully accomplished..
‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the house, Presents were wrapped but none from the spouse. The stockings were hung, the tree was all lit, But nothing from Chuck, the little old sh- -. A list had been made, way in advance, Stuck on the fridge, to see at a glance…
There are many traditions and customs that surround the holiday season but one that brings the greatest delight to children and more or less signifies the beginning of this special time is the Christmas tree. What does a Christmas tree symbolize? How did it evolve into one of the most celebrated icons of the season?..
The landline phone rings and no one moves to answer it. There was a time when that sound would immediately trigger a stampede as everyone would race to grab the receiver in the hopes that the call was for them. Ahh, the good old days. Well today, no one under the age of fifty has..
Our kids will soon be entering what is known as the sandwich years. This phrase refers to those individuals between the ages of 40 to 59 who are often put into the position of having to care for both their children and their parents simultaneous. For the aging parents, it may mean caring for them..
There is nothing better than a good night’s sleep. I’m talking about the type of rest you have when you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed, regenerated and ready to face the new day with all its challenges. We spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping so it comes as no surprise that sleep, good..
When I think of Thanksgiving, pictures of large happy gatherings around a huge table laden with more food than can possibly be eaten, immediately come to mind. This year however, with so much happening in our country and around the world, my thoughts have gone in a slightly different direction. I think about all the..
People watching – what a fascinating, no cost form of entertainment. I participate a lot in this activity. Some people stop for a coffee before heading home from the mall but not me. I plunk my tired old body down on a bench, put my parcels down at my feet and just watch the people..