Appreciation and Inspiration

Features recognizing people who are making an impact. Inspirational quotes and ideas to help caregivers maintain their momentum.


The Good Old Summer Time Takes on New Meaning

The Memorial Day Folk Music Celebration at Robert Frost’s Connemara Homestead is one of my favorites. Not just because of the outdoor setting, but also because it’s one of the few events I attend that’s guaranteed to attract a multi-generational crowd. The four o’clock screening of “Passion” (biopic about Emily […]


Remembering Heroes

On Memorial Days past and present, just like on Christmas, many people think more about the real meaning of a holy-day and less about retail sales. I am among them. However, on May 31, I always add a special prayer of thanks for those who weren’t military heroes, but heroes of another […]


Retirement Business Ideas

Wondering how to add income during your retirement years? The link below was contributed by an enthusiastic group of students at Brenham Community Center in East Central Texas. The article offers a spectrum of ideas, good for people with many different skills and personality types. All based on one of my […]


Who’s Looking for You?

Mike and I recently took a Fraud Protection Workshop co-sponsored by AARP and Triad (a local cooperative of Law Enforcement and Social Service Agencies). Although it left me feeling as exposed as when wearing a hospital gown that ties in the back, I do think it’s worthwhile for all of […]


Silver Linings Playbook

Lately I’ve spent a great deal of time talking friends and relatives down from the ledge of anxiety and despair. So many are having extreme difficulty with the overwhelming number of calls to action and requests for donation from worthwhile organizations representing people and causes threatened by the new administration. […]


Solstice Meditation 3

A Wise Woman Once Said To Me Be in your spirit place, Don’t measure; Just listen, Accept what is – and move on. Today we mark a turning from shrinking days into growing light. If you’ve been dwelling in a place that was shuttered, confusing, or without warmth – for whatever […]


Think Outside the Box

Tis the season to give and receive presents. What to give? How to choose? There’s intention and talent behind those who are the Jordan Spieths of gift giving. Those for whom every gift delivered is a hole-in-one and brings the appreciative roar of the crowd. My brother Josh is one […]