Clowning Around

There is an old adage that it takes more muscles to frown than smile. True or not most would agree smiling makes us feel happier. It is not a cure for every situation but smiling or laughing can lift one’s mood. Humor is a great medicine for what’s ailing you. For children it seems to […] Continue Clowning Around

Building Dreams

Once upon a time rather than hunt Pokemon creatures, boys and girls would spend hours building things. Planning, experimenting and finally creating things through trial and error was the goal. Thanks to the Erector Set countless ideas became a reality. Like many other baby boomers I would spend hours trying to build something new every […] Continue Building Dreams

Look But Don’t Touch

I’ve always enjoyed summer. It’s my favorite season of the year. Sunshine and warm temperatures is what I like. According to a 2012 Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey (33%) of American Adults say spring is their favorite season. Almost as many (29%) picked summer. Next comes fall at (27%) and just six percent (6%) prefer […] Continue Look But Don’t Touch

Fly Like An Eagle

Remember flying the old paper kites? TopFlite and Hi-Flier kites were very popular when I was growing up.  Do you see that many kids today flying kites? I’ve seen a few, but I bet the majority would rather play with one of their gadgets. Their priorities seem to be different nowadays. They don’t know what […] Continue Fly Like An Eagle

Breakfast Time

Growing up my mom would always say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” I bet lots of other boomers heard the same thing. The moms were probably right. Many nutritionists seem to agree. If you skip breakfast it’s like trying to start your car without fuel. Breakfast provides the brain and body […] Continue Breakfast Time

Recipes for Happiness: Strawberries and Memories

Fondue, Jell-O molds, Quiches, Baked Alaska….. These were all recipes that filled my strawberry adorned accordion Recipe Box in 1976. Those bright red strawberries with vibrant leaves seemed to pop out with color and the little box had a red ribbon tie to close and keep my recipes safe. It was a almost a ritual […] Continue Recipes for Happiness: Strawberries and Memories

Point and Click

“Men don’t care what’s on TV, they only care what else is on TV.” Jerry Seinfeld Television was first broadcast in the U.S. on  July 2, 1928. The Federal Radio Commission authorized C. F. Jenkins to broadcast from experimental station W3XK in Wheaton Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. For the first eighteen months, 48-line […] Continue Point and Click