Thanksgiving in the U.S. and Around the World

We were blessed to share the day with family; thank you for inviting us. Thank you to all of you who have wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, especially those of you outside the U.S. How kind of you to think of us. In my attempt to become more globally aware of other countries that celebrate … Continue reading Thanksgiving in the U.S. and Around the World

Where Should You Live?

The New York Times Opinion editors have created a website that will help you find places in the United States that best suit what you are looking for in terms of potentially multiple criteria. Here is the link: Where Should You Live? The choices are grouped into four categories: Lifestyle (17 choices) Climate (6 choices) … Continue reading Where Should You Live?

If You’re Going to Give a Hug, Make It Count

Let's see what science has to say. Researchers at Goldsmiths, London University, carried out two studies. In the first, participants hugged for one, five, or 10 seconds - with two different arm crossing styles and reported how pleasant, arousing, and under control the touch felt. They found that a hug lasting between five and ten … Continue reading If You’re Going to Give a Hug, Make It Count

Snap, Crackle, Pop! Is That My Phone, My Laptop, or My Watch?

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article this week about how many of us are suffering from alert overload. It could be a calendar alert, a news alert, an email alert, a text alert, etc. And if there are sounds set to go with those alerts, your phone, laptop, tablet, desktop, or watch will … Continue reading Snap, Crackle, Pop! Is That My Phone, My Laptop, or My Watch?

A One Push-Up Wonder

It only took 371 days. On November 10, 2020, I broke both of my wrists while exercising. Of course, I had to write about it - I'll do anything to keep my streak going. 🙂 While the thought of doing a push-up was the furthest thing from my mind, I also told myself I would … Continue reading A One Push-Up Wonder

A Brief Look at the Metaverse

There has been a lot written about the Metaverse in the past few weeks. It was a bit confusing, and I thought one way for me to learn about it would be to write about it. So this post is more for my own benefit, but if anyone wants to read and watch along with … Continue reading A Brief Look at the Metaverse

Apparently, Most People Really Do Think They’re Hot Stuff

In honor of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), a challenge that calls for writers to write 50,000 words of a novel during the month of November. Study Finds released the results of a study that offered some insights into the minds of writers and potential writers, based on the responses of 2,000 people in the … Continue reading Apparently, Most People Really Do Think They’re Hot Stuff

Music Monday: Rising Country Duo, the Dries, Performs “Dolly Would”

Music can bring out many emotions, but I think my favorite kind of music is the type that just makes me feel good. And that's what the song in the week's post did for me. Dolly Would, a song written and performed by The Nashville-based husband-and-wife country duo of Katelyn and Derek Drye, pays tribute … Continue reading Music Monday: Rising Country Duo, the Dries, Performs “Dolly Would”

What Would You Do to Get Out of Exercise for the Rest of Your Life?

Maybe I'm one of the lucky ones, but I've always enjoyed getting in a good workout. But despite the well-known benefits, both physical and mental, of exercise, many people would rather avoid it altogether. A recent poll of 2,000 people who frequently exercise, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of AI-based fitness and lifestyle coaching app Freeletics, found some … Continue reading What Would You Do to Get Out of Exercise for the Rest of Your Life?

I Guess When You Speak from the Heart, People Listen

Today I took my aunt to a commemorative luncheon that celebrated the life of one of her first cousins who had passed away last year. The husband of the deceased gave a few words at the start of the luncheon, telling everyone that he and his wife had planned to have this luncheon to celebrate … Continue reading I Guess When You Speak from the Heart, People Listen