These days, it is not uncommon to see a row of young people sitting next to each other, feverishly texting — and often texting each other despite the fact they are sitting RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER — rather than having (risking?) a conversation. Adults are starting to do the same. Slowly but surely, it seems that texting is replacing conversation– or at least changing the nature of conversation. [Read more…] about Making Conversation
I’m blessed for many reasons, and one of them is having my older brother Jimmy to whom I’m very close. And for almost as long as I have had Jimmy (aka Chopper), I have had his large pack of friends who have stood guard as my non-DNA brothers. This group includes Ricky, Dougie, Twomey, Charlie and until last week, at the too-young age of 56, Eddie.
Giving Thanks with SNL
Appropriately enough, our church service last Sunday centered around giving thanks. There was the usual scripture, hymns and prayers — and a great reference to a Saturday Night Live skit our rector had just seen. A parody on the iPhone 5 complaints, this very funny skit drives home the point of how much we have to be thankful for, while once again underscoring there is more truth in comedy than in tragedy.
The video is below — enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving and THANK YOU for all your continued support!
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Old Dogs, New Tricks
We couldn’t find dog care, so my husband and I took our geriatric Jack Russell, Andy, on vacation to Nantucket with us. I was worried. Andy has an impressive history of car sickness so he’s rarely traveled. Plus, he’s nearly 15. I thought the three-hour car ride, one-hour ferry crossing, and eight days away from his familiar environment and routine might kill him. I knew, however, not going on this long overdue vacation might kill me. [Read more…] about Old Dogs, New Tricks
Look to the Horizon
My husband and I are headed to Nantucket this week and not a minute too soon. I love New Hampshire, but this Florida girl needs the smell of salt air and a horizon line — there are way too many trees here in the Granite State. You have to climb a mountain if you want any kind of vista, and mountain climbing has never been my outdoor activity of choice. Plus, like most of us, I do a lot of mental mountain climbing indoors, and I can’t wait to rest my mind for a week. To that end, I will not be taking my computer with me on vacation, just trashy novels. Or I might just sit and stare at the waves. Regardless, I’ll post my next blog the week of Sept. 10. [Read more…] about Look to the Horizon