IS DEATH KNOCKING AT MY DOOR?

Yes, I realize I am getting older.  My aching knee reminds me daily.  The idea of an imminent demise did not cross my mind until we began to be bombarded with fliers inviting us to a free meal to discuss our final disposal. Offers of a complimentary dinner from...

WISDOM FROM OUR PRESIDENTS

For many of us, Presidents’ Day is just another excuse for a three-day holiday.  But let us pause to take stock of the day and remember past presidents who swore to defend the Constitution of the United States.  What better way than to ponder a few quotes from our...

READ IN THE BATHTUB DAY

  Until this year, I had no idea a National Read in the Bathtub Day (February 9th) existed.  That got me to thinking about when and where I read. And it is definitely not in the bathtub, mainly because I haven’t lived in a house with a tub since 2003.  I’m a...

ARE YOU LONELY TONIGHT?

If so, you’re not alone.  Cigna recently released its 2020 Loneliness Index.  The survey found: Three in five Americans (61%) report that they are lonely Loneliness has a larger impact on certain demographics Men are slightly lonelier than women Younger people (18-22)...

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALES TACTICS

While writing the blog on Girl Scout cookies, a Scout friend told me her mother pushed a compelling sales tactic. My buddy would tell the prospective customer that she only had two boxes left. The sale succeeded more often than not.  We both had a good chuckle when...