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Life Lessons and Singer Sewing Machines

“Keep the fabric lined up with the sewing foot.” I still remember my grandmother telling me this as she taught me how to sew many years...

Be thankful and demonstrate kindness

Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite holidays. I really love this time of year, especially the big day overflowing with family and...

The fourth time is the charm

Four years. It’s the amount of time between leap years, Olympic games, and the soccer World Cup. It also happens to be the length of the...

What if they had given up?

“Merlin’s beard!”, as a few characters in a certain story might say. Always ready for a good book (or series of books), I recently...

Some advice from the coach...

There’s been a lot of wonderful things coming out of the U.K. over the years – music, books, TV, James Bond movies, and much more. After...

Memorial Day Moment

Got plans for Memorial Day? Maybe a barbecue? How about this: Do you have one minute to spare at 3:00 p.m. local time that day? This is...

Fifty Shades of Pink!

Spring has arrived, which means it’s Cherry Blossom time in (and around) Washington, D.C. Blossoming cherry trees, especially those in...

Spring Forward vs. Fall Back!

March 14, 2021 marks the beginning of Daylight Saving time in the United States. Once again, we give back that precious one hour of sleep...

A Better Forecast

So it’s been about a week since that “supreme prognosticator” and resident of Punxsutawney, Phil the groundhog, saw his shadow. Could he...

What song would you write?

“Summer of ‘69” by Bryan Adams “Oh, when I look back now, that summer seemed to last forever. And if I had the choice, yeah, I'd always...

Putting the Pieces Together

Who hasn’t experienced the joy of playing with LEGO, or if not joy, the pain(!) of stepping on a rogue brick left behind? In 1949, Danish...