We don't wear clothing just to keep warm or to avoid shocking the neighbors. Our garments show a lot about who we are and what we do. They are signals as to how we want to be perceived and treated by others.
05 June 2012
22 May 2012
08 May 2012
Summer is here, our children are graduating from school and vacations are spreading out before us. There is usually a sigh of relief at the end of a big push to master skills and ideas, but the end of classes in a school building does not mean it's time to turn off the brains, in kids or adults. It is time to change the setting for learning.
24 April 2012
You can't walk past a flowering bud on a warm spring day without being in awe of the cycles in life. If there is anything more predictable than the process of the changing seasons, I have yet to meet it. I must have hundreds of photos I have taken of the same trees wearing their April outfits year after year.
10 April 2012
This morning, as I stepped out my door to retrieve the newspaper, I experienced a miracle. I could hear the birds as they gave their early spring calls. I could see the blossoms on trees and tulips. Everything around me sparkled. My senses were sharpened and in high gear.
13 March 2012
A couple of weeks ago in this column, I fessed up to being a pack rat, a poor housekeeper and a sentimental social activist. I deduced this by looking around my house. I also suggested that you might find within your own homes, neighborhood and county clues as to your own profile.
28 February 2012
I tried to sort through the mess in my house recently. Even by my standards, it is too cluttered ' packed to the hilt. It seems to have lost all design sense; artistic standards have been ignored for far too long. It was time for me to get the Goodwill sack going, the trash bag in hand and to wade in.
14 February 2012
31 January 2012
Everywhere I go I hear people discussing the need to reinvent themselves. Graduates are turning in textbooks for paychecks. Recently married, widowed or divorced couples are trying to adjust to their new status in life. Senior citizens are trying to figure what to do as retirees wearing hearing aids.
17 January 2012
The pond is frozen over this morning. The ground has a soft coating of snow while the sky is a vibrant blue with a golden sunrise on the horizon. The vents from my furnace emit white clouds. It is our first really cold day of this newly found winter. I have started a small fire in the fireplace, not for warmth but for inspiration.