You Can Make Someone You Love The Best Gift Ever — at No Cost

For my birthday last year, my son and his wife gave me a one-of-a-kind typed book, printed on pretty paper and tied with ribbon. It was titled “Things We Love about Diane.”...more

Paul Revere May be Gone, but the Music Lives On

Paul Revere, leader of the good old ‘70s rock ’n’ roll band Paul Revere and the Raiders, died last weekend.Wow. I remember the Raiders' wacky Colonial outfits with the three-cornered hats, and their smiling faces. We used to groove along with them on the TV show “Where the Action Is.”Their music was uplifting and had a great beat; it boosted your mood and made you tap your feet.And I still remember the lyrics to their biggest hits… Have been singing “Kicks,” “Hungry” and “Good Thing” for days since I read the sad news....more

Online Dating Scams

Let me tell you about a common online dating scam. It happened to me and it could happen to you…This really good-looking man wrote me and poured on the flattery. Endlessly. Seriously, it was just ridiculous.  (Red flag)...more
I might add one more: watch for the times they are writing you.  Is it 3 am your time?  Now why ...more

Public Restrooms: Way Too Many Ways to “Go” and Wash your Hands Afterwards

Wow – public restroom facilities have changed over the past ten years!...more

Swearing in Blog Posts Doesn’t Make you Look like a Rebel — It Makes You Look Trashy

Bloggers, if you use swear words in public posts — especially the f-word, c-word, or g-d-word  —  or even “freakin'” — when we all know what you’re thinking — I beg you to reconsider....more
I assumed this would be a sort of controversial issue, and understand there's another side.  If ...more

Hurricane Hugo: I Lost Everything 25 Years Ago – The Aftermath

Amazingly enough, many pieces of our Corelle dinnerware survived the hurricane. ...more

Hurricane Hugo: I Lost Everything 25 Years Ago

On Sept. 21-22, 1989, Hurricane Hugo—a Category 4 storm with 135 mph sustained winds—devastated Charleston, S.C., and my family lost everything....more
Thank you. We were so horrified by everything that happened that it took years to get over it; ...more

Meetup Groups: A Great Way to Pursue Hobbies and Meet New People

Have you heard about Meetup groups?...more

Please Don’t Hug or Kiss Me at Work – Version 2, Sexual Harassment

Here’s a longer, more complete version of the subject of yesterday’s blog post – unwanted hugging and kissing in the workplace. In the context of a series of similar incidents detailed below, the stories I related yesterday seem to take on a different light.—...more