Taking my Youngest Daughter to College

JANE Yesterday we drove our youngest daughter, Josie, to Virginia to start college.  It was an emotional day for me.  I’m not saying only bad emotions were involved.  It was just an emotional day....more

Advice from My Italian Bodyworker

Terri Crosby So I showed up for my massage appointment with Giuseppe, he took one look at me and said with a twinkle, "How are you?"I replied, "I'm fine."...more

In the Summertime

SADHVILet's face it, the world is crazier than ever.  The genocide in Gaza, the ice caps melting, the ebola virus, the strange world of politics and food and GMO's, fracking all over, and now, Toledo, Ohio not having any water.&nbs...more

The End of My Writer’s Retreat

ANNICEI never expected to finish the revision of 25 chapters in five days.  Of course, I must admit I’ve been revising for ten years so I guess it’s not all that surprising.  But...more

Day Two of My Writer's Retreat

AnniceDay two of my writer’s retreat.  Well, that’s what I’m calling it even though it’s not exactly what I planned.  I was supposed to go to ...more

The Thrill of a Second Chance

Martha Carr, authorMy fifties started with a bang.  I jumped out of a plane, following behind the person I was interviewing for a book.  As soon as I was clear of the plane I felt myself relax and one clear thought came...more

Quick Question: What are We Celebrating Today?

Thomas JeffersonIt's the 4th of July!  A big holiday, with most people not working, with lots of us going on picnics, parties, and maybe even going to watch some firew...more

Pittsburgh: A Great Place to Visit and I Might Want to Live There!

JaneWe just got back from a wonderful trip to Pittsburgh.  We never expected to spend a vacation there....more

Gift Giving, Thank-you’s, and all the Rest

AnniceI’ve been thinking a lot about gift giving lately.  Maybe it’s because there’s a lot of it in June.  Birthdays, graduations, baby showers, Father’s...more

On Becoming a Grandmother-to-Be!

Okay:  we've seen the ultrasound pictures.  It's official:  my daughter is pregnant.  My first-born baby girl, who cannot possibly be old enough to be a mother, is going to have a baby sometime in early December.  Hello, Jane, this is real life!...more