Blizzard of 2016

We survived the blizzard of 2016. We were safe and warm at Charlestown Retirement Community. Over 150 employees stayed on campus for 72 hours keeping the roads clear, shoveling out the main entrance, and keeping  the dining services going for our regular meals. So many employees went beyond their job …

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 …

Lucky Duck

We had a fun event and fundraiser this afternoon as we watched 350 ducks race to the finish line. Okay, the ducks were plastic and they were pushed along by folks shoving noodles at them. The ducks were all numbered and we had a chance to “adopt” ducks for the event. …

Wordcamp Baltimore

SASS, GULP, GRUNT, CVS, GITHUB were new terms I heard at the September Wordcamp meeting in Baltimore. I attended a WordCamp in Atlanta in 2009 that I really enjoyed. WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users …

Leadership in Retirement

 I am now the President of the Residents’ Council in our over 2,000 resident continuing care retirement community. Did I forget to mention that? I was elected by the members of the Council at the August meeting. I will finish my three-year term in August 2016. 

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 …