The idea of a "love language" is popular these days. That's recognition of the fact that everyone's different and what's romantic to one person might not feel the same to another. So for today's reader participation post I'm asking: what's the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you? I'm . . .
Doesn't that avocado toast look delicious? It is. It's as yummy as it looks and you can make it really easily. You may recall I posted a sweet potato toast and avocado recipe in February, here. This one uses delicious, tasty bread for the toast. Take a look. One night we wanted a simple, . . .
My wallet opens, too. I'm a sucker for Go Fund Me campaigns or other personal fundraising for those who have fallen on hard times. My gosh, there's SO MUCH NEED out there. So much. And our social networks make that front and center on our social media feeds. No question, I've been lucky and am in a . . .
How do we make decisions? Do we always do the right thing, on matters big and small? For example, did you find a dollar on the floor at the gym? What did you do? How about $5? Did you do anything different? How about a nice watch or ring on the street? Is it ok to laugh at a sexist joke? What . . .
Texting is impersonal. Don't you think? Really, it's best for a quick check in or making arrangements to meet and not for personal messages. It is never a substitute for a personal telephone call if something significant has happened. BIRTHDAY TEXTS are only a half step above Facebook birthday . . .
Children of Neptune by Lisa G. Froman for the children of Parkland The children, see how they are growing, palms in air, atoning. They are arising. Neptune’s offsprings, they water our lawns with tears and carry our conscience in their levis. Not far from the mother’s breast, they dream of . . .
I'm not very disciplined. Well, let me take that back. I'm not very self-disciplined about SOME things. Self-discipline is very inconsistent. I don't always meditate, although I want to establish a regular practice. I don't always eat right, although I want the benefits of a great diet. I've . . .
I'm reminded of the old term for newspapers: fishwrappers. The term was used with contempt and implied that wrapping fish was the best use for a newspaper. After all, news has always had a short time span, easily replaced by the next news. Hardly anyone reads newspapers today and if they do, its an . . .
Pack light? Not hardly! I felt extremely stupid the year I brought two gigantic suitcases to Europe and had to wrestle them up long staircases by myself. I was, in a word, clueless. I wanted to prepare for any eventuality, and I did. I had outfits for every occasion and I do mean EVERY occasion. . . .
If you're like most of us, you've wondered about your life direction. Especially if you're a younger woman. As opposed to midlife or older. Because by that time, well, we've got a clue. But do we, really? My life took a surprising turn in my 60s and there's a lesson in it for us all, and that is to . . .