St. Valentine’s Day Jaffa Cake

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. —Anais Nin Yesterday was St. Valentine's Day. Traditionally, I've always believed this holiday was rather commercial. I don't want my affection determined by the flower, candy, greeting card, jewelry and restaurant industries attempting to make money. Since the appearance…Read more St. Valentine’s Day Jaffa Cake

That’s Right, Woodchuck-chuckers, It’s Groundhog Day!

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The other day I was contemplating why I enjoy Groundhog Day so much. Is it six more weeks of winter or six more weeks until spring? Or is it a made up reason to celebrate life when it's cold, dark and you miss the sun? Or maybe this…Read more That’s Right, Woodchuck-chuckers, It’s Groundhog Day!

Working From Home: Weeks 43 and 44

Bliss cannot be sold. These are the last two weeks of 2020. What a year it has been. You may recall the theme for 2020 was the Year of the Tart. It certainly has been a flamboyant year. With the holidays, we've tried to focus on small items that bring us joy. That involved new…Read more Working From Home: Weeks 43 and 44

Winter Solstice 2020: The Great Conjunction

“I celebrate the spirit of Christmas. It’s the winter solstice celebration, rebirth and new possibilities.” 2020 has been a year most of us will not soon forget. Why should the Winter Solstice be any different? Here in the PNW, it's been a dark afternoon with downpours and the threats of flooding along with landslides. (For…Read more Winter Solstice 2020: The Great Conjunction

Celebrate Life: Holiday Lights

Leave a sparkle where ever you go. It's Friday again. That means we're celebrating life. This week we're celebrating holiday lights. Many world religions and cultures have festivals that celebrate light. We can go back to pagan times to Winter Solstice celebrations that celebrate the return of sunlight from darkness. Numerous early religions and civilizations…Read more Celebrate Life: Holiday Lights

Working from Home: Week 41

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw It's been another 604,800 seconds. That's how many seconds are in a week. It's week 41 working from home. We are firmly into the Holiday season now. Are you making any new…Read more Working from Home: Week 41