How A Simple Dress In A Vintage Store Sent Me Back In Time

If you ever want to take a trip down memory lane, just go to a vintage clothing store. If you’re of a certain age you might find bell-bottom or color block jeans, maxi dresses or one of those silky polyester shirts from the disco era. You may even find the exact shirt or dress that … More How A Simple Dress In A Vintage Store Sent Me Back In Time

Why It Takes More Than Physical Materials To Make A Building Significant

Something New Is Coming To Town There’s a new park being built in my hometown. They’ve been working on it for about three years, even longer if you add all the years of planning. I’ve been a witness to the progress every time I’ve driven on one of the main thoroughfares in town; usually to … More Why It Takes More Than Physical Materials To Make A Building Significant

Why Saying Goodbye To A Special Place Makes Me Sad

Everything’s Always Changing Is it just me, or does life seem like one long series of hellos and goodbyes? Of beginnings and endings?  Babies are born and grandparents pass on.  Family members are added by marriage and sometimes taken away by divorce.  New friends move into your life while old friends leave for new jobs, … More Why Saying Goodbye To A Special Place Makes Me Sad

Fill ‘Er Up! The Importance of Refueling Your Heart

Filling Your Tank “Fill ‘er up, please, with high-test”.  If you are of a certain age, you have heard this phrase before.  You know what I’m talking about.  You have either been asked that question yourself, or you’ve heard it from the passenger seat of a car in which you were riding. Back in the … More Fill ‘Er Up! The Importance of Refueling Your Heart

What’s The Best Thing About Easter In The Empty Nest?

Easter is different in the empty nest.  Gone are the years of Easter baskets, Easter outfits and Easter egg hunts.  It’s much quieter, much more introspective.  It’s not necessarily a bad thing — just different.   Childhood Easters Easter was always a time for big family gatherings when I was growing up.  In preparation for … More What’s The Best Thing About Easter In The Empty Nest?

Celebrating The Milestones: A Five-Year Anniversary Wish

Where Does The Time Go? Time surely flies.  I can’t believe it’s been five years already! Five years since my daughter and son-in-law got married.  It doesn’t seem that long ago. For that matter, it doesn’t seem like that long ago she was turning five years old or entering the fifth grade. Yet, here she … More Celebrating The Milestones: A Five-Year Anniversary Wish