And, greetings, 2021!  Like a brand-new baby, we have been waiting for you, for almost nine months now.  It was about March that we all watched life unravel, and, well, we kind of feel you took your sweet time in getting here.  2020 turned out to be kind of aContinue Reading


Yep, just as 2020 has changed everything from our jobs, education, and daily lives to our holiday celebrations, New Year’s Eve will also be quite different this year. To that end, New Year’s resolutions take on a new possibility for us, and maybe a new perspective. For many, New Year’sContinue Reading


As we wrap up 2020, and prepare to celebrate the wonders of Christmas, we wanted to wish all our readers a most Joyful and Merry Christmas!  It may not resemble the same holiday as in years past, but we hope it is special and meaningful to all.  Please remember thatContinue Reading


I imagine everyone loves the aroma of baking bread permeating from the oven; I certainly do. The delicious smell of baking evokes happy childhood memories, and it has become a wonderfully productive coping strategy for me during the pandemic. I recall being a little girl, standing outside a small family-runContinue Reading


Today we recognize one of the most important dates in our country’s history- The bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress.  Here is the speech in its entirety.  God Bless the USA. “Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, MembersContinue Reading


I never thought I would smile seeing advertisements for Christmas.  This never happened to me before.  Actually, some of the commercials are so heartwarming that I got choked up. A Quieter Thanksgiving in 2020 This Thanksgiving was a quiet one for many of us.  Following social distancing practices, dinners wereContinue Reading


Thanksgiving is my favorite nondenominational holiday – perfect in every way. What could be wrong with delicious food, often in excess, that brings family and friends together, without the hassle or stress of exchanging gifts? It was also my late father’s favorite holiday. Early Thanksgiving morning, he and my mother would driveContinue Reading