Put it in protected pockets of time and energy: for (and with) your family and friends

Good offense, Charlie Brown! Families run like crazy, and it’s chaotic, to say the least. Here’s my question: Is this the experience you want your children, nieces, nephews, parents, and friends to remember about the time spent with you, ie, is it chaotic and crazy? Hmmm…I think not. So here are some time and energy saving ideas for your friends […]

How to make happy birthday wishes

Everyone has a birthday, and it can be guaranteed that every day, someone may be celebrating a birthday. Some people may not like celebrating birthdays, because it means they are older than they were before, while others may embrace and look forward to birthdays, believing that getting old can also mean becoming wise. Birthday wishes can be more meaningful when […]

death by fire

Burning at the stake was a form of execution practiced at least as far back as Babylon and ancient Israel. Treason, heresy, and witchcraft were among the crimes for which this choice of capital punishment was most often used. Death by fire was a slow and painful execution. Occasionally, if a large fire was ignited, the victim succumbed to suffocation […]

Jamaica, the destination of reggae

Looking for a 4 day short vacation getaway, I chose Jamaica without much deliberation. Since I grew up in New York City and had so many Jamaican friends, you could say I pretty much knew the place. Jamaica had been on my to-do list, but it took me several years to get to that point. Working with a travel agent, […]

Today’s Parenting Arrangements After Divorce

The days of divorced parents picking up their kids every other Friday night and bringing them home to Mom on Sunday nights may not be entirely gone yet, but they are waning. Today’s divorced parents are changing the child custody landscape with the continuation of cohabitation, nesting, and other creative and non-traditional co-parenting arrangements. nesting Divorce can be difficult for […]

Penultimate eleven tracks from great rock albums

Neither conference championship game was very exciting, as New England defeated Pittsburgh and Atlanta dismantled Green Bay. All football fans hope that the Super Bowl will prove to be more exciting. What would really be nice is to have a competition much like the ones that set up conference championship matchups, when the Packers beat the Cowboys on a last-second […]