Keep Calm. Step Up.

Keep Calm. Step Up.

Her glazed and dazed look still startles me. Keep calm. Step up. Her darting eyes cast a more gripping fear than catching the novel coronvirus. The elderly woman scanning the empty shelves at Walmart the other night reminds me of me in another twenty-five years. Oh,...
Fear or Forward On?

Fear or Forward On?

Worry and panic are clawing into everyone’s psyche these days as COVID-19 creates scary headlines around the globe. But the novel coronavirus is not exactly the horrific bubonic plaque of the 1300s that killed an estimated 75 million to 100 million throughout Europe....
It’s Time to Celebrate Women

It’s Time to Celebrate Women

Women’s History Month? Just a month? I think we should celebrate women every day. After all, we are the ones who invented coffee filters, non-reflective glass, Liquid Paper® and Kevlar®, the heat-resistant material used in bulletproof vests, helmets and tires. Oh, the...
Why Chocolate Beats Carrot-Beet-Kale

Why Chocolate Beats Carrot-Beet-Kale

Some of us say we’d die for chocolate and others of us almost do. Becky Grassinger is a serious chocolate lover who almost lost her life and her devoted chocoholic taste for the sweet treat. And all because she donated most of her liver to a co-worker she barely knew....
Candy Hearts, Lonely Hearts, And True Love

Candy Hearts, Lonely Hearts, And True Love

True love is in the air. Or, at least Valentine’s Day cards and gifts are in the air or mailbox or grocery cart. For those of us who are single like me, Valentine’s Day can be a mixed bag. Of candy hearts, lonely hearts and everything in between. Hey, I know, I’m the...
When You Need a Pair of Massive Arms

When You Need a Pair of Massive Arms

At the beginning of every year, you can find hordes of exercise enthusiasts in the gym, health club, home exercise room, garage, etc. pumping iron. Many are striving for massive arms or toned tummies. Or, at least giving their muscles a reason to be sore. And I’m the...
National Celebration Days Not to Miss

National Celebration Days Not to Miss

Today is reportedly National Nothing Day, where this un-event  celebration is supposed to inspire us to do nothing. Like that would go over well with our bosses, our kids, and our pets. “Nope, I’m here, Boss, but I’m not working out of respect for National Nothing...