10 Things I Want in the New Decade

| December 31, 2009

It’s time to turn the tables. Since I posted what I don’t want to see in the next decade, let’s focus on what I want to see in the new decade. Again, this is no particular order. 1. Appropriate Use of the Word “Hero.” The word is bandied around so much that it’s losing significance. […]

10 Things I Don’t Want in the Next Decade

| December 18, 2009

Yes, it’s the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, and what a ride it has been! We’ve had some great achievements — iPods and iPhones, the first African-American president, the amazing Lost, and Jason Stathom’s yummy abs in The Transporter movies. If I ruled the world, there are things I want to see […]

Unique Gift Ideas

| December 16, 2009

Still trying to find a unique gift for someone? Haven’t even started shopping yet? Here are some ideas for unique gifts. Etsy.com features a variety of homemade and vintage items. Fashionistas will love the sparkly jewelry and handmade handbags. No time to knit that special and cool scarf? No worries! Buy one that someone else […]

A Pared Down Holiday

| December 3, 2009

I stumbled across a statistic in a Time magazine article on helicopter parenting. In the article, it said the average child has 150 toys! I don’t think my brother, sister and I had that many toys between us. When I look at the bedrooms of my nieces and nephews, I’m not that surprised. During Thanksgiving, […]