What is it with Lighthouses?

Ever hear someone say, “I don’t like lighthouses”? I haven’t. In fact, quite the contrary. I have friends who obsessively collect miniature lighthouses, and friends who’ve made what can only be called pilgrimages to various places both here and abroad, just to see...

Skittles and Strawberries

Some days—fortunately not often—I can almost see an ugly dark gray cloud hanging over my head. Since it’s not my usual head covering, when it happens I tend to free-fall into a deep blue funk. Whether I blame it on hormonal mood swings or the result of squaring off...

Banned Books Week

If you want to scare yourself silly, go to Google and look up a complete list of books that have been banned or challenged in recent years. I’d wager that if you’re reading this blog (which, in my opinion, qualifies you as a literate person) you have read, and/or own,...

Facebook vs Face-to-Face

I was reading the September AARP Bulletin (yes, I know it’s almost impossible to believe, but I am over 50) and I read with interest an article cautioning about losing our ability to communicate and relate to people in person. Eye contact, body language, and voice...

Autumnal Equinox

Here’s your science lesson for today: An equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is aligned with the Sun, tilting neither toward it, nor away. The center of the Sun is in the same plane as the Earth’s equator. The term equinox can...
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