What makes a great family?

My husband and I are knee-deep in Netflix’s production of “The Crown.” What a terrific ride through history and a ‘fly on the wall’ perspective of the inner-workings of the royal family; especially Queen Elizabeth. Without giving anything away, let me just say I had no idea of the extent of the torment, sadness and…

The symphony of human achievement

I recently stayed at a condo across the street from a massive hospital complex. One of several multi-level parking garages was flanked by a children’s hospital, a cancer center, a “regular” hospital and multiple other buildings for other specialties. Watching this impressive site through floor to ceiling windows on the 11th floor was way more…

Giving Back – The ‘Secret Ingredient’ to creating a fulfilling life..

The story captured the world’s attention: Captain Sir Tom Moore was recently knighted by the Queen of England in her first public engagement since the Covid-lockdown. Moore, who is 100 years old, raised 32 million pounds (from over 1.5 million individual donations) for NHS charities by walking laps around his garden in Bedfordshire. “This is…

The long and winding road to success!

Last night was a long time coming. Daisy, our 2 year old Havanese finally took, AND PASSED, her Canine Good Citizen test at the local Humane Society.  The test was administered outside, socially distanced from a Rottweiler, a Pomeranian and two adorable Frenchies. It was stinkin’ hot, even by Florida standards, but at least the…

THINK FIRST (Are your words constructive or destructive?)

We recently had hurricane shutters installed on our home. Unfortunately, the guys who installed the shutters were sloppy, hurried, surprisingly moody and they clearly did not want to be working with each other. Thank goodness my husband was there to monitor their work and make sure everything was functional and properly attached..which it wasn’t in numerous…

Saved by disaster

What does it take to be saved? This story of survival is an object lesson in how a situation had to fully deteriorate to the point of utter darkness, hopelessness and helplessness before deliverance could be seen. Salvation was embedded in complete disaster- nothing less would do. The guiding light was only visible in total…