Revisiting Wisdom

Revisiting Wisdom

I am a (mostly) self-taught, lifelong learner. Oh yes…I’m one who takes copious notes. Research shows that hand-written notes make a better impression on the brain than recording notes electronically. Thus, one of my best ideas was to take notes in one notebook until...
Different Year, Same Story

Different Year, Same Story

The advice on social media was clear: “Let your garden sleep in. Wait to tidy up your garden for spring until we have a week of temps in the 50s or above. This year’s pollinators are still sleeping in your plant stems and leaves until then.” Thinking that by mid-April...
What An Opening!

What An Opening!

Although the audiobook City of the Sun is from 2008, I just came across it recently. The main character, Frank Behr, is a private detective who retired from his career as a police officer. He gets pulled into a case by the parents of a missing 12-year-old boy, Jamie...
What’s On Your Wall?

What’s On Your Wall?

Ego wall. Glory wall. Wall of fame. A “Me” wall. If you haven’t seen one in person, it’s likely you’ve seen an example in a television show or a movie. An ego wall is a place where people flaunt their “connections” by displaying photos of themselves with famous people...
Hope Comes First

Hope Comes First

The old house had stood abandoned for far longer than when I first encountered it thirty-five years ago. The windows, boarded up tightly against the elements, caused the house to appear sightless. Then last week I saw as I drove by it that something appeared to be...