#UpbeatAuthors: Thriftiness with Self

It's the end of the year, which is a time I like to look forward instead of back. That means looking at my social media schedule, as well as the things I know I will have going on with my life. I also need to take other things into consideration: specifically, my elderly parents and … Continue reading #UpbeatAuthors: Thriftiness with Self


The last time I went to the doctor, he told me I was dehydrated. I try very hard to drink water throughout the day, but am not always successful. My solution to that is to keep several insulated containers of cold water at my desk. Doing this has helped. At home is another story. I … Continue reading Hydration

Universal Hour of Peace

Copied from the Universal Hour of Peace web page: The Universal Hour of Peace is measured locally from 11:30 pm December 3lst through 12:30 am January 1st.  We encourage you to initiate the new year with peace-filled intent.  Refraining from any harmful thought and activity, some meditate in solitude while others join with family and … Continue reading Universal Hour of Peace

Nat’l Speak in Complete Sentences Day: Catch of the Day

One of my favorite fictional heroes rarely says a word. Complete sentences? Pul-ease. Kristan Higgin's Rita-Award winning Catch of the Day features "Maloner the Loner," a lobster man who proves the cliche "actions speak louder than words." Malone doesn't need to talk to show us he's a hero. The heroine, Maggie, is nearly talked to death by her … Continue reading Nat’l Speak in Complete Sentences Day: Catch of the Day

Summer Love

I love summer. I love the heat. I love the sun. I love the colors. I love the food. There's nothing like grabbing a perfectly ripe peach or plum and sinking your teeth into it.   I love sitting outside with a glass of iced tea and reading.   I enjoy my flowers.   My happy … Continue reading Summer Love