Daylight Savings Time ended in most of the U.S. a little over a week ago. I know I’m not the only one who enjoyed that extra hour of sleep. Or who barely remembers it now. Nor am I alone in feeling as if evening now begins in the middle of. . . .Show me more . . .
The first snow day was a perfectly-timed delight. Two steps from heading out the door when the call came, I enjoyed a fun, productive day. Writing. Cleaning. Organizing fourteen bags of recycles, trash, and “donates.” Yoga. Reading. A little semi-mindless television. A lot of facebook. A couple of great phone. . . .Show me more . . .
Meet Marcy. Marcy’s mornings were a mess. Her kid Morgan was oblivious when she’d shout, “the bus’ll be here soon.” Now Marcy simply says, “it’s 7:12.” Morgan hasn’t missed the bus in months. Mike, whom Marcy manages, used to get annoyed by her feedback. She was always fair, but the. . . .Show me more . . .
Youthful Imaginings As a kid, I watched the Thanksgiving Day parade (Gimbel’s, Philadelphia) on the color television at my aunt and uncle’s house. The year I was about seven, I couldn’t wait to watch “Heidi” on TV after dinner, so naturally I was frustrated when the beginning of the movie. . . .Show me more . . .
I’m so grateful to spend the summer near the seashore, even though it means my weekend plans tend to be structured at least partly around traffic avoidance. I live on the mainland, so if I don’t leave home very early on weekend mornings, the 5-mile drive to the island could. . . .Show me more . . .
Better than Cable I’m among 150,000 people currently watching “eagle cam” online. I’ve been hooked on the live video stream from an eagle’s nest in Decorah, Iowa, since I learned about it on Saturday. I usually watch it while working in another screen or even on another computer. Sometimes, though,. . . .Show me more . . .
What happened to January? Or the beginning of February, for that matter. Can it possibly be only five weeks since I was brimming with all of those resolutions, er, intentions, for the New Year? Dotted with “2-hour delay” and “snow day,” my calendar doesn’t look like I accomplished much in. . . .Show me more . . .