You have to choose one flavor that your sense of taste will no longer be able to distinguish. Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, umami, spicy (not a taste per se, but we’re generous): which one do you choose to lose? It's toss-up between bitter and sour. I could live without either, but what would sweet and … Continue reading Picky Tongues — Something Sour
We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks! I am semi-colon happy; I admit it, freely. I used to be comma happy but I learned my lesson. … Continue reading Punctuation, Perfectly Positioned, Promotes Productive Prose
Last night as I was falling asleep, I realized that I hadn't posted yesterday. Sorry to those of you who look forward to the daily dose of "thank you". Hopefully, I can make up for it later today!
So, it's Friday and I find myself again at the end of a busy week not sure where to start writing. I'm not one of those writers/bloggers who does much about outlining thoughts for the week or planning ahead. In fact, I have less than 50 days left of my 365-day journey that is this … Continue reading Who do we thank for TGIF?
Soft drinks, electronics, nutrient-free snacks — you can get all of those from a vending machine. But what type of vending machine is sorely needed but doesn’t yet exist? Share your automated retail fantasies with us! During my training to be a life coach I found aromatherapy. I always kind of knew about it, but … Continue reading Vending Wishes, Aromatherapy Dreams
S’mores, salty ocean breezes, veggie burgers on the grill, sweaty people on the bus — what’s the smell you associate the most with summer? This one is a tough call. Living in the Ocean State (a.k.a. Rhode Island), the smells of summer are many. Clam cakes and chowder at George's in Galilee, low tide at … Continue reading Smells Like Summer To Me
If you could relive the past week, would you? Would you change anything? NO. Nothing. It was a busy week, at home and at work. Demanding both emotionally and energetically. By the time Friday came along I was looking forward to an overnight getaway with my sisters to celebrate a birthday. New dress was bought, … Continue reading Groundhog Week? No, Not Again
My sister sent me an email today with this story: "My grouchy elderly neighbor, Mr. N, told me that he and his wife celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday night with a big family party. (They also have a million kids and grandkids!) He said it was the best night of their lives! He … Continue reading The Oldest Married Couple
I've been working lately on trying to focus on the happy in my life; and I'm grateful for the reminder from this Facebook post from Zig Ziglar. Hope you enjoy it!
Today’s Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere). How are you taking advantage of the extra hours of light this time of year? Do you like it, or do you already miss earlier sunsets? Today is my brother Kevin's birthday. Much the same way my birthday will always fall on St. … Continue reading Summer Solstice–Kevin’s Day