THE BIGGEST TIME WASTERS

You may be surprised at this list of the biggest time wasters we regret when we get older.  I certainly was.  It gave me lots to think about.   I’ve always been a big fan of the maxim—You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, Know when to fold ’em, Know...

DEVELOPING THE GIFT OF WISDOM

Developing the gift of wisdom is crucial to happiness.  Research studies indicate that individuals who rank high in wisdom have improved mental and physical health.  Additionally, wisdom strengthens high life engagement, positive problem-solving skills, and social and...

THE NEED FOR GENDER-NEUTRAL PRONOUNS

  Lately, the need for gender-neutral pronouns has been on my mind.  It started when my husband purchased The Mon Chéri Cookie from our local HEB grocery store.  They are pitched as naturally flavored, cherry-almond cookies containing real Montmorency cherries. ...

THE STRANGE HISTORY OF YANKEE DOODLE

Most Americans can’t remember the first time they heard Yankee Doodle.  The song, a staple for the Fourth of July, has a rather strange history.  It actually started out as an insult to the colonists in America.  YANKEE DOODLE INSULT Legend holds that in 1755 British...

THOUGHTS ON GAY PRIDE MONTH

June is Gay Pride Month.  The timeframe was established to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, commonly considered the catalyst for the gay rights movement.  Many strides have been made, but one overwhelming hurdle exists.  While other groups enjoy full...

DEATH AND REBIRTH OF ONE TOUGH CENTURY PLANT

Country living brings me close and upfront to the cycle of death and rebirth. This month, I performed an assisted suicide for the most stubborn hardy injurious infuriating gigantic Agave americana aka century plant I have ever known.    BIRTH PHASE OF THE DEATH AND...
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