Lost in Digital Space

I was watching a play at the NSB Little Theatre recently, when I noticed something odd about a couple of the younger actors. As they walked across the stage, some had a slight hump at the base of their neck and horrible posture. The more I researched about the health issues connected to a cell phone or electrical devices such as a computer, I found … Continue reading Lost in Digital Space

Life is a Roller Coaster – Literally

When I saw August fun facts, August 16 was listed as National Roller Coaster Day. My first job, the day after high school, was as a ride hostess at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Cedar Point is the second oldest operating amusement park in the U.S., opening in 1870 second to Connecticut’s Lake Compounce in 1846. I had no idea which ride I was assigned … Continue reading Life is a Roller Coaster – Literally

The Chapters of Our Life

We all possess a book of our life, a collection of chapters that begins with our birth and continues until the day we depart from this world. These chapters encompass various aspects such as childhood, teenage years, love, marriage, family, travel, careers and hobbies. To preserve our life book, we keep journals, photo albums, and pass on stories from one generation to the next. It … Continue reading The Chapters of Our Life

The Luckiest Day of the Year

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day – a day where anyone and everyone can call themselves Irish. This holiday is a global celebration of heritage and Irish culture in general. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by most with wearing green, drinking green beer and whiskey shots. People throw festive parties, as well as lots of restaurants. Most gatherings are equipped with green decorations, green drinks, … Continue reading The Luckiest Day of the Year

karin Jenkins and grandfather with children and family

Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days 

I loved my grandparents – especially my grandpa. Our family was so fortunate to have him live with us for the last 10 years of his life.  The stories he would tell at the dinner table were priceless. My kids never knew how much they were learning about history – about the way it really was, because he had such a great gift of storytelling. … Continue reading Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days 

Ten Years is Just the Beginning

August 2012 was a great month for me because it was the month I started writing for the newspaper. First, I met the editor, Tiffany Evers. We seemed to hit it off from the start. I chose “Finding Beauty” as my column name, but something made me want to go deeper and be more relatable to more than just makeup and skin care issues. What … Continue reading Ten Years is Just the Beginning

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