Category Archives: Hodgepodge

I MISS THE CHRISTMAS OF MY CHILDHOOD

Do you remember Christmas shopping before malls? If you do, you are probably a baby boomer like me. In the early 60s, my sisters and mom would dress up to go uptown to shop for Christmas. Before we entered the stores, we … Continue reading

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OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY

John Adams said we picked the wrong day to celebrate Independence Day. In his mind, it should have been the second day of July, not the fourth. He argued for a day of celebration on the anniversary the Declaration of … Continue reading

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MEET BRADY, A TAIL WAGGIN’ TUTOR

Here’s a winning recipe: Add 1 dog, 1 handler, 1 child, and 1 book. Mix in a little love, a cupful of attention, and a pinch of encouragement. When allowed to fully bake, you have a happy student with improved … Continue reading

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SMILE! IT’S GOOD FOR YOU!

FOR YOUR HEALTH…Smiling is good for your mental and physical health. A recent study by psychologists at the University of Cardiff in Wales proved that women who have Botox injections that restrict their ability to frown are happier than people who … Continue reading

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