Dirty Jobs

Recently I have become enchanted with Mike Rowe, formerly of the show Dirty Jobs. You can catch him at MikeRowe.com/podcast. Occasionally, I see a glimpse of his videos on Facebook, but I know the he has vidoes on YouTube as well. He has a marvelously sonorous voice, which engages the listenr. While he talks about the[…]

Stormy weather

During the last few weeks, I have been following the weather radar with interest.  Hurricane season is upon us, reminding us that the weather is predictable to a point, but ultimately we cannot control it.  I am now watching what is happening with Jose and Maria. I watched with interest as Harvey moved toward Texas,[…]

Family Camp

Family vacations are highly anticipated events in most homes. Much planning goes into the location, time, and funding for a trip for a week or two to some location away from home. Sometimes, the family vacation is an excursion to Disney World or a cruise to the islands. Sometimes it is a highly anticipated trip[…]

Too much tv

A while back, I wrote a blog about television, but I focused on commercials more than the availability of television in the home. Can we have too much tv? When I received my bill from Comcast a few months ago, I noticed that the bill was higher than it had been, so I drove over[…]

To buy a new car…or not

In 2008, right before my husband had a very delicate and traumatic surgery, he suggested that I get a brand new car in my name, just in case. He wanted me to be safe in a car that would not need constant repairs, and thus began my venture of the search for a new car.[…]

Burgeoning adulthood

My experiences with young adults has been varied and interesting.  Many with whom I work are lively and enthusiastic.  A few are slugs.  We work together well, and some of the things I have observed are encouraging.  Others, not so much. I don’t think that young college students really anticipate the cost of their education.[…]

Working out the kinks

Last year, I joined the local gym hoping to gain some flexibility in my increasingly tighter joints and muscles and perhaps lose some weight in my ever widening surface areas.  I am pleased to say that I have gone to the gym faithfully three to four times a week, even taking on a trainer.  My[…]

Spring Season! Opening Day!

The season has arrived.  Fans anticipate Opening Day of baseball with great hopes for their local teams. Here in the Philadelphia area, we have great expectations for the Phillies, but it’s still early yet, and though the team has made some games very interesting, we shall wait to see what happens. Only in Philadephia! One[…]

Teaching children to cross the street.

When I was a little girl, I learned early to look both ways before crossing the street. One of my earliest memories is crossing a street in Elizabeth, NJ on my way to kindergarten. I was five years old. If I recall correctly, I had to cross at least two intersections before reaching the school[…]

What to do with Millennials.

Millennials are perplexing. Many of us struggle to understand their apparent lack of work ethic, the constant attachment to social media, the lack of motivation, etc. Recently, I read an article by Noreena Hertz in which she discusses some of the perplexities of understanding youth today, commonly referred to as Millennials. It’s easy to perceive[…]