Summer Reading Buddies

As one of the poster-girls for United Way’s literacy program United2Read, I once again had the pleasure of going to the Yonkers’ public library in New York to find some summer reading buddies.  It was amazing and gratifying to see how many kids and how many volunteers were there. The place was a magical madhouse of…

COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS

Joan and I are taking a three week hiatus from posting. Yes, we probably will be spending our time causing trouble some other way besides writing. (It does always seem like fun to keep taking tissues out of the box only to have the next one magically pop up.) We just wanted to give fair…

It’s OK to Worry — A Little!

It turns out a little worrying is actually a productive way to problem solve. This is good news for me! I am a fretter! I know it, and everyone else does too. Unfortunately this seems to be a trait you can pass to your kids — something else for me to worry about! When I was…

Poetry for the People

Renee Adams shares poems and books, curating a poetry fence and maintaining a Little Free Library (LFL) in Alexandria, VA. When I happened by on a drizzly February morning, Renee was sweeping broken glass from the gutter, afraid that a car would inadvertently puncture a tire. She maintains separate sections for children and for adults, changing…

Take the FaceBook 60 Day Gratitute Challenge

My post last week Gratitude Artfully Expressed sharpened my awareness of all of the information available about the benefits of expressing gratitude. Who doesn’t want to be happier, and live life with a more positive attitude? My friend Lisa K outlines how expressing gratitude can even boost your intuitive skills How To Be Grateful To Boost Your…

Letter to elected officials

Dear Republican Party, Are you concerned? If not, are you paying attention? Your boy won the election. This is your regime. That means his behavior reflects on you. Unfortunately, his immaturity also damages the reputation of all Americans and the United States of America. Have you noticed the circus operating from the oval office. While…