• May 28th, 2012

    World War I 1918

    I’m taking time this Memorial Day to remember someone very special from my past. My grandfather was a World War I veteran. He served in France in 1918. He fought in the trenches at Chateau Thierry. He was the kindest gentleman I’ve ever known. The horrors he experienced would haunt him for the rest of […]

  • January 24th, 2012

    An Early Valentine

    For My Jim Valentine’s Day is coming up in a couple of weeks. I’ve been saving this photograph for the occasion. It has always been made obvious to me when something that an artist has created is extraordinary. The natural phenomenon of goose bumps has always been my barometer for special beauty. When I saw […]

  • January 4th, 2012

    Fitness By Design / Veggie Burgers

                    Happy New Year! Now that the holidays have passed,  we are at that point every year  when we refocus on our health. Here is  a suggestion to get more veggies in your diet. I’ve been researching this recipe for veggie burgers. As usual, I refer to several […]

  • December 11th, 2011

    Merry Christmas 2011

    This is a highlight from the first Christmas tree I’ve put up in eight years. I’ve been very Scroogey. It’s time to put the past behind and look forward. 2012 will be the best year yet. I donated some of my clothes to charity last week. I’m really not looking back now. Nothing to wear, […]

  • November 25th, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Here’s another great recipe. This one is far from health food, but once a year, it’s OK to indulge. Many years back, I acquired this recipe and then lost the card in one of the innumerable moves I’ve done. Its original version was for pumpkin. But unless your market has pre-cut pumpkin (because cutting it […]

  • December 18th, 2010

    Holiday Networking Style

    Earlier this week, I was opening one of the many holiday cards that vendors send at the holidays. They are usually predictable. This one was so pretty and unusual that I’m compelled to share it with you. Inside the handmade card was this pyramid-shaped ornament that folded flat inside the card. A dove hangs on […]

  • December 18th, 2010

    Lovely Holiday Gesture

    I would describe myself as “Holiday Roadkill.” I must have gotten run over by a sleigh years ago, because it has been years since the last Christmas tree in my house. I know I’m not alone in saying that 2010 has been a tough year. I never would have guessed that in spite of the […]

  • December 9th, 2010

    Christmas in Key West

    This wonderful old house looks great all decked out for the holiday. The owners obviously love their home and decorating for Christmas.