A SUNRISE KIND OF GIRL

  While sunsets can be gorgeous, I’ve always been a sunrise kind of girl. To me, dawn brings the excitement of a new beginning, the promise of surprising possibilities that await.  My first recollection of the exhilaration of sunrise was in my teens during a...

MY DNA SAYS I CAN SMELL ASPARAGUS ODOR IN MY URINE

Curious about my ancestors and not my predisposition to illnesses, I had my saliva tested by 23AndMe a number of years ago.   Imagine my surprise when the company recently shared thirty-four traits gleaned from my DNA. To think that they are able describe me from a...

FRUGAL OR CHEAP?

Last week we upgraded our internet to fiber. After completion, the landline rang, and I saw the name of the caller flash across the phone screen. Shocked, I asked my husband what had happened. When moving to the area some fifteen years ago, we had declined caller-ID...

NINETY-SIX YEARS?

I saw a piece on television about a gentleman who had recently passed away at the age of one hundred eight. Until shortly before his death, he had worked as a barber for ninety-six years. Eight hours a day, five days a week. Clip…Clip…Clip… This feat totally...

PHOTOMANIA

My recent trip to Europe highlighted how personal photography has evolved. I’m from a time when taking pictures was expensive. You bought film and had it processed. And, at one point, cameras used flashbulbs good for only one image. Therefore, you carefully chose what...