National Siblings Day … Who Knew?

National Siblings Day … Who Knew?

When you grow up with 2 siblings, life isn’t always a cake walk. Truth is, my sisters, Jan and Ellen, were generally awesome, but it wasn’t until I grew up that I realized their true value. The last time we had all traveled together was back in 1974, when our parents...
It’s That Time of Year Again …

It’s That Time of Year Again …

Dust bunnies, cluttered closets, dirty windows all get spruced up in the spring cleaning ritual. But what about all those boxes of photos and piles of scrapbooks stored away in the crevices of your drawers and cupboards? You know what I’m talking about; the ones lying...
Are You Prepared … ?

Are You Prepared … ?

There are some lessons we learn in childhood that end up serving us for the rest of our lives. As a Boy Scout, the motto “Be Prepared” sounded simplistic. As an adult, I came to realize it is anything but. Living through the outbreak of fires in Southern California,...
Tis The Season

Tis The Season

It’s been a year for the record books, no matter where you live. We are grateful for all we have, yet are keenly aware that so many have lost so much. Fires raging, hurricanes blowing, earth shaking; it hardly feels like the time to be celebrating. But the truth is …...