Are You a Distracted Voter?

During election years, distraction tactics increase massively and play a huge role in national, regional and local politics. Some candidates and their support staff create distractions to avoid addressing specific issues, to disguise weakness or lack … [Read more...]

Balance

The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you've lost it. ~Unknown When I was a child, I had an amazing sense of physical balance. One of my favorite activities was to climb onto the railing at one end of our long front porch, gain my … [Read more...]

Love, It’s Not Just For the Young

When I was young, I believed that being passionately ‘in love’ was reserved for the young. Seeing so many young lovers engaged in hot, passionate clinches on front porch swings, in night clubs and movie theater balconies seemed to confirm this … [Read more...]

We the People Competition

“There is an old saying that the course of civilization is a race between catastrophe and education. In a democracy such as ours, we must make sure that education wins the race." —John F. Kennedy       In school, as well as on the front porches … [Read more...]

Deck the Halls (or Not)

‘Twas the day after Thanksgiving And all through the house I ran a race horse Getting Christmas décor out. I gathered it all up Both new and heirloom And I wouldn’t stop ‘Till I’d filled every room. I shared this annual ritual with many … [Read more...]

Second Childhood

When a friend suggested that I act my age, I flippantly asked her what my other options were.  She said, “If you don’t act your age folks will think you’re in your second childhood”. Well, now I know that a second childhood is an option and I … [Read more...]

Thanks, Folks

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. --Albert Scweitzer After being a widow for a few years, I made an … [Read more...]

The Power of NO

“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”  ~Gandhi There was a time in my life that I routinely said yes when I really wanted to say no and actually thought that was a … [Read more...]

Shhhh!

“When you trust, suddenly you become centered.” ~ Osho The mind is a wonderful and complicated thing.  Its primary function is to help people think, reason and plan. But sometimes it behaves like a spoiled child and produces negative chatter that … [Read more...]

Be Silly – It’s Good For You

“There is a direct correlation between the level of happiness in one’s life and the amount of silliness they allow into it.” - Unknown  I woke one morning restless, out of sorts and in a blue mood for no specific reason. As I half heartedly went … [Read more...]