“Grate Night” (the fusion of grapes & a date.)

I’m not sure when (or if) I will ever stop associating wine tasting with Covid. Our little tasting party was after all, the last cancellation on our 2020 calendar before we officially fell into the “Upside-down.” This was the final social event my husband and I argued about.. he was sure this whole Corona issue…

My 2021 Planner- week one!

It works every time I try it, so I’m not sure why in the past my commitment level has waxed and waned. When I use a planner I am laser focused, goal oriented, efficient, productive AND I always know what we are eating for dinner.. No mad, last minute archeological dig trying to unearth the…

A successful country needs believers.

(Originally posted Feb 9, 2018) I believe that the little green papers tucked inside my wallet have value and can be exchanged for goods and services.. but if enough other people aren’t believers- we’ll have a problem. I believe that when a cop turns on his lights, he has the right to pull me over….

Here we hope again..

My husband and I have scheduled our first vacation for fall of 2021. It’s an easy drive straight up I-95 to two of our favorite southern cities: Charleston and Savannah. Favorite cities, favorite hotels, favorite restaurants.. it’s so exciting to have a trip scribbled in my planner again! “What if you don’t get your vaccines…

This little light of mine..

This past New Year’s Eve, a Maryland lawmaker’s 25 year old son committed suicide. His devastated parents put out a press release that included the last sentence from the note that this young man left behind: “Please look after each other, the animals and the global poor for me. All my love, Tommy.’” I’m no…

The Golden Hour

The ‘golden hour’ is a term used for the all-important 60 minutes after a traumatic injury when aggressive, medical intervention has the greatest potential to save a human life. What I didn’t know was that the golden hour also refers to the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset when photographers get their best…