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If Not Now – When?

I am not well traveled, but I have always liked leaving town for a few days in the mountains or, when the children were young, a trip to Disney or even camping (never my idea). But my youngest child, my son, must’ve been born knowing the great big world was waiting. From the time he […]

The flight from Cape Town to Kasane was uneventful except our luggage didn’t fly with us but instead became stranded in Johannesburg. The sad thing was my husband and I predicted it. At the Cape Town airport, everyone in our tour was lined up to be checked in on the left where our guide, Andrew, […]

Read It!

By Nicole McManus

These three novels stress the importance of friendship. Each book showcases strong, brave women, facing unthinkable life-changing events. These stories will transport you to a different place and/or time. These are books that you will want to read and discuss with your friends. The Sweeney Sisters, by Lian Dolan Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia have grown […]

Corona-cation

By Diane DeVaughn Stokes

“If I only had more time,” “If I could only catch up on my sleep,” “I can’t wait to retire!” Most of us have said those exact words at least once, maybe a thousand times, during our tedious work schedules and busy lives over the years. Then this crazy crisis causes us to have more […]

Dad’s Work Gloves

By Joan Leotta

Just two weeks after my father died, we began the process of helping my mother clear out the house, selecting and holding on to precious tangible mementos, finding things to give away. I was assigned the basement space he used for his projects. He took pride in his handy work. A pharmacist by trade, he […]

Kids Read It!

By Nicole McManus

The Magnificent Brookgreen Gardens Story House Books teaches children of all ages about nature and how each of us can do our part. These books would be fun paired with an actual visit to Brookgreen. Planting with Nana, by Viki Richardson – Illustrated by: Millie Doud Nana and her two grandchildren take a day to […]

One of the ways senior living communities benefit our elder citizens is by providing fun activities as a way for them to connect with others through shared interests. These newfound friendships are something that residents don’t expect when moving in. “We didn’t know the people would be so wonderful here. Everyone is so warm and […]

I jerked awake alone in our bed meant for two. Donning my robe, I hurried to the kitchen to make French toast in memory of my late husband David’s favorite breakfast. I again sensed the memory of his whisper in my ear at dawn: “Do you want to go to Eagle River for breakfast?” “Yes!” […]

The Only Way to Fly

By Jeffery Cohen

I love to go on vacation. My problem is the getting there. I hate to fly. To be completely honest, it scares me to death. Just talking about it makes my heart pound. I have friends who say a little prayer as their plane’s engines begin to roar, ready for takeoff. I start praying while […]

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