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Candy Corn
Thursday, September 17, 2020      4 comments

I love candy corn, because it tastes like childhood in the PA mountains, when the appearance of candy corn meant fall--my favorite time of year--was just around the corner. The taste of candy corn goes hand in hand with the smell of burning leav... Read more
Eternal Wisdom
Tuesday, June 16, 2020      4 comments

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was depressed on Christmas Day, 1863. His country was torn apart by Civil War, hate and grief filled the atmosphere. His wife died from burns after catching her skirt on fire, and he was caring for his his young son wh... Read more
Honoring the Fallen
Monday, May 25, 2020      5 comments

Those who disrespect our flag have never been handed a folded one. Have a thoughtful and solemn Memorial Day. ... Read more
Felinian Rhapsody
Thursday, April 30, 2020      7 comments

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March Can't Make Up Its Mind
Friday, March 06, 2020      2 comments

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."-- Charles Dickens ... Read more
March Blusters
Thursday, March 05, 2020      3 comments

"The stormy March is come at last, With wind, and cloud, and changing skies, I hear the rushing of the blast, That through the snowy valley flies." ―William Cullen Bryant ... Read more
Marching Along
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      3 comments

“By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again." -- Neil Gaiman ... Read more
Hello March!
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      5 comments

"March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine."-- L.M. Montgomery ... Read more
Anybody Want a Challenge?
Monday, March 02, 2020      3 comments

Now would be a great time to sign up for the Spring 5% Challenge. There are four seasonal challenges held each year where your exercise minutes and healthy lifestyle challenge points earn your team air miles to race around the world to a new des... Read more
Fun with a Fungi
Thursday, February 20, 2020      5 comments

A thought hit me today as I was reading some Sparkpeople articles. In the 11 years that I've been a member, I don't recall reading any nutrition articles on the health benefits of one of my favorite freggies--mushrooms. In fact I wasn't sure i... Read more
Numbers, Numbers
Friday, January 31, 2020      1 comments

I know we aren't supposed to get obsessed with numbers on the scale and need to focus on non-scale measures of improved health and fitness. That being said, hypocrite that I am, I decided to look at another number that I hadn't checked in awhile... Read more
What Losing 40# Means
Thursday, January 30, 2020      7 comments

Thanks to SparkPeople, I can take a walk without my knees and feet carrying along: A female Samoyed The late, great Meow, the world's fattest... Read more
Hello, New Year!
Wednesday, January 01, 2020      3 comments

"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been." -- Rainer Maria Rilke ... Read more
Hope Smiles...
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      2 comments

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.' -- Alfred Lord Tennyson ... Read more
How Do Scientists Know the Earth is Round?
Tuesday, November 12, 2019      4 comments

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