Each year I choose a word to guide my thoughts, prayers, and actions for that year. I pray for a word and look for signs around me before I settle on just the right one, and in 2019 I chose “Healing.”  The primary reason was because I have a number... Read More
Since I am blessed with a number of friends who also happen to be talented authors and bloggers, I thought it was about time I shared some of their work with you. After all, it’s hard to continually come up with new, creative articles on my own. The following post... Read More
I knew this would be my year to slow down and do some self-care. That’s why I chose “Healing” as my word for 2019. However, I didn’t realize I’d have to put exercise on the back burner as often as I have. Sometimes this was due to my own recuperation,... Read More
  Run, run, run as fast as you can. You’ll never catch me, I’m the gingerbread man. That line from the children’s book, The Gingerbread Man, came to mind recently when I was reading about a study that found running enhances the ability of older adults to do everyday activities.... Read More
Over the past year, I’ve taken a number of trips to see my parents in Oklahoma, my daughter in Philadelphia, and my son in Boston. Those visits were wonderful, and I wouldn’t want to give them up for anything. However, they were far from being a vacation. When I visit... Read More
If you think your garden is too small for herbs, think again. We live in a detached townhouse with a small backyard garden — but not too small for a wonderful harvest of herbs every year. In fact, I usually get more herbs than I know what to do with.... Read More
This summer has been a scorcher, and on a trip we took in June to Eastern Europe, the heat followed us. We were out walking and sightseeing all day, so whenever we had the chance, we’d stop for lemonade made from scratch–not the yucky powdered stuff. Every city we visited had... Read More
This morning I was jogging when I noticed an earthworm wriggling on the side of the road, surrounded by concrete and asphalt. As it thrashed about on the hard, hot surface it became more and more encrusted with bits of sand. I looked down with compassion on this little creature... Read More
About this time two years ago, I was anxiously awaiting the birth of my first grandchild. I still can’t believe I’m a grandmother, but here I am again this summer looking forward to the birth of a second grandchild. So, I thought it was a good time to emphasize just... Read More
I recently read Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, considered one of the greatest science books of all time. Published in 1962, this book launched the environmental movement, and it is still relevant today (sadly, not much has changed). According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG): “When Congress enacted the Toxic... Read More