Christmas is Coming

December is the time for family, shopping, baking, and the anticipation of presents on Christmas. Or that is what the TV ads portray about Christmas. Christmas is one day on the calendar, yet November and December is all about Christmas.  Have you noticed that Merry Christmas is coming back after …

In Touch With Nature

Get in touch with nature is many times suggested as an antidote for what ails you. I have a “secret” spot where I do just that. I like people, but I also like solitude. I found my spot close by the St. Charles apartment building where we live. It has …

Festina Lente

I first saw this phrase in a blog post on April 27. I made a note to write about that thought, but unfortunately I did not write down the source. Here I am over a month later, thinking about what it means. I knew it has been used before. I …

Notebooks Can Be Addictive

I like to read blogs about people that blog about their journalling experience. It may not be the best use of my time. I should be writing rather than reading. Some call it “notebook porn.” No, not that kind! Check out Pinterest to see what I mean. I have collected …

End of Life Conservations

We had an interesting panel discussion covering end of life topics last month. The panel members included an attorney specializing in retirement and life planning, a funeral director, the security manager, and a social worker. It was a good reminder to learn about what documents we need so others know …

Jefferson Had It Right

  As Thomas Jefferson said, “I cannot live without books.” After attending the Baltimore Country Public Library Books & Conversation & Coffee, I thought about the technology I use to read books. I still like to have a book in my hand, but it sure makes it easy to carry an …