There is one day every February that is frolicsomely fabulous! It’s Pancake Day! Pancakes are an ancient form of food that is known by a multitude of names and consumed in as many variations and recipes as there are countries in this world and then some. The Greeks and Romans ate them sweetened with honey;... Continue Reading →
“Joy is not in things; it is in us.” ~ Richard Wagner The Crab-apple blossoms are out! Aren’t they beautiful? I took the picture while walking home last week after teaching a complete novice how to update her organization web site. I loved the look of surprise when she discovered how easy it was! What... Continue Reading →
What Is Your Mirror Reflecting Back To You?
“The first step toward being loved is learning to love what you see when you look in the mirror.” – Tadahiko Nagao I love short stories with thought-provoking messages. Here’s a Japanese folktale about 1000 mirrors and two dogs. Long ago in a small, far away village, there was place known as the House... Continue Reading →
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. ~ Henry Van Dyke My girlfriend is visiting Ottawa, Canada right now. She’s a hockey grandma for two weeks, looking after her grandchildren, one of whom is playing in... Continue Reading →
I love Mondays! Please don’t throw nerf balls at me just yet. Hear me out. I’ve experienced enough Monday mornings when I’ve woken up totally zonked and ready to pull the covers over my head for the rest of the day. I’ve had mornings when I wake up totally stressed about some unpleasant meeting or... Continue Reading →
Laughter Mends My Mood
What chocoholic wouldn’t want to work in a Chocolate Factory? It seemed like a good idea to Lucy and Ethel. They’re timeless comedy still makes me cackle like a goose. Whenever I’m sick with the flu and forced to spend a day in bed, I Love Lucy or other sitcoms are a sure-fire remedy for... Continue Reading →