Humor, Reflections

Thanksgiving foods we love to hate

Last week, I asked a controversial question on Facebook – and it had nothing to do with politics. The first reply came in a matter of minutes. Soon, a flurry of thirty responses and counterarguments were published.  The question that provoked the outpouring: What traditional Thanksgiving dishes do you dislike? This Thursday, we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving… Continue reading Thanksgiving foods we love to hate

Health, Reflections

Three benefits of walking six miles with a loved one

What possessed me to suggest taking a long walk on a Sunday morning? That I can’t remember. But I do know that somehow, I convinced my husband to give it a try. A year later, we continue our weekly walking dates. Our outings began in August 2017 in Forest Park, an oasis of nature in… Continue reading Three benefits of walking six miles with a loved one

Gardening, Reflections

Surprising results from zombie tomatoes

What do zombie tomatoes, a little bit of love, a touch of neglect, and ultimately letting go -- without giving up -- have to do with success? Well, I’m going to tell you. In March of 2017, my husband and I decided to grow tomato plants from seeds. We planted them in our basement under… Continue reading Surprising results from zombie tomatoes