Sibling Sunday: National Sibling Day – April 10

In 1995, Claudia Evart founded National Siblings Day. It’s held every April 10 and is a day to honor your brothers and sisters, get together with each other, look at old pictures and talk about the good old days.  I was telling my sister, Julie, about this national holiday and all our crazy memories came flooding back. When we were young, my parents moved us … Continue reading Sibling Sunday: National Sibling Day – April 10

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

February – the month of feeling loved and special, or… lonely, pressured to buy candy and flowers, or depressed because you’re not in a relationship. Most people vocally loathe the commercialism as they stand in line for some heart-shaped object. Next to Christmas, this is one of the most stressful holiday months of the year – for both the giver and receiver. Here is the … Continue reading What’s Love Got to Do with It?

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Someday at Christmas

I listen to Christmas music all year. I’m not embarrassed to admit it. I find that Christmas music evokes memories and all kinds of good feelings. When I was little, Christmas, to me, was listening to both sets of grandparents enjoy their favorite artists and songs on their vinyl record albums. It meant “Blue Christmas,” by Elvis Presley, “White Christmas,” by Bing Crosby, “Rudolph the … Continue reading Someday at Christmas

Pilgrims’ Greatest Invention

As a licensed esthetician, I am always interested in the skin care and beauty routines of people from other times in history.  I was looking for something along the same lines about the Pilgrims coming in on the Mayflower. Did the women get all gussied up for the three-day feast celebrating along with the Native Americans? How about the men? What about the Wampanoags that … Continue reading Pilgrims’ Greatest Invention

I Can’t Adult Today

While we are in the process of simplifying our lives, it has taken lots of work – both mental and physical, and I have never felt so worn out from all the “simplifying.”  We sold our house and moved into a friend’s house until our new house is built. My husband, David, changed his salon location to Venetian Bay, and took a part in the … Continue reading I Can’t Adult Today

Aging on Stage is Not for Amateurs

I have been an actress at the Little Theatre of NSB since 1987. I was a young, fit, energetic woman when I made my debut on this stage. I have been in numerous plays throughout the years, playing lead roles and memorizing tons of lines with little effort.  As the years go by, I find acting roles for my age group become more challenging. I … Continue reading Aging on Stage is Not for Amateurs

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Think Yourself Well

You would be kidding yourself if you thought you weren’t emotionally affected in some way by the anxiety and fears we are all forced to deal with right now. What we all need to do is more self-care. Stop the inner guilt trips about eating or drinking a little too much or watching too many movies or playing on your computer. We are all in … Continue reading Think Yourself Well

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What is Really Important?

I looked up last years’ January title of my article, and found it very thought provoking: “Will 2020 Give You the Gift of Sight?” Like everyone else, I had no idea what 2020 had in mind for our world and for every person in it.  What Did 2020 Give You? Just one issue from a long list of terrifying situations would have been hard enough … Continue reading What is Really Important?