Garden tours de force coming up in June

“Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.” ― Clare Ansberry, The Women of Troy Hill, 2000 Besides the AAUW Garden Tour on June 11 (see my Mail Tribune column on May 29), there are two other garden tours I know about happening »»Read Full Post

Fire up the grill for U.S or Mexican Gulf shrimp

The summerlong season for fresh Pacific pink shrimp has become even more precious over the past decade or so. That’s the approximate time span since I began a rigorous refusal of any and all farm-raised shrimp. Exposés on the conditions in Southeast Asia’s shrimp-shelling sheds only reinforce my resolve that »»Read Full Post

Fantastic Quote for Awesome Aging by Coco Chanel.....

“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.” ― Coco Chanel ‪#‎earthisheaven‬@67 »»Read Full Post

Heaven IS a Choice

    "Heaven is the decision I must make." This is the title of lesson #138 in the spiritual, psychological, metaphysical book, A Course In Miracles. We have choices daily - minute by minute - we can be mindful and watch our busy monkey mind and when we make a »»Read Full Post

Growth Matters—for Everyone

Last week we talked about the Gallup poll that showed that 93% of the people surveyed have left their organization to find job growth opportunities elsewhere. We talked about being aware of the need to grow your teams and nurture your leadership pipeline to create ongoing success in your company. »»Read Full Post

I have a new hero; she's nine

When she's of the appropriate age and comprehension, I'm going to tell my daughter about Hilde Kate Lysiak. Don't feel bad if you haven't heard about her. Yet. In 15 years you should probably feel bad. Or disconnected. Something. Point is, she'll be a household name and you'll be behind »»Read Full Post

Environmental cleanup found in harmonious attitudes

From pictures of cows grazing amidst smouldering forests in the Amazon, to surfers cresting a wave of garbage off the shore of Indonesia, the environmental degradation and impurities evidenced on the earth are compounding. A recent World Health Organization news release says that dramatic changes are needed to protect the »»Read Full Post