Seven Tips for a Quick Cleaning Day

For some, this season of life is retirement, for others it’s more empty nesting.  I know many of you are caretakers of elderly family members or are still really involved with children or grandchildren, so you are part of the sandwich generation. I guess for me it’s really pre-retirement.  I got a small taste of […]

From a Glass of Wine to a Vampire Story

Last week after seeing Summer at Gammage Theater, our group had dinner at Taphouse Kitchen and DF Evon ordered a glass of Virginia Dare pinot noir.  I don’t drink red, so I never look at the offerings on that part of the menu and I didn’t see that particular wine, but when she ordered it, […]

Assembling My Bug-Out Bag

No mystery that I love reading mysteries and thrillers.  The prepared protagonists always have bug-out bags at the ready.  They contain a high-powered weapon, a burner phone, a little food and drink , a few new IDs and lots of cash.  Of course, they have led exciting and dangerous lives and need to have this […]

When Less is More

If you’re a gym person, or in fact a person who gets any physical activity at all, you know the gyms and walking trails are pretty lonely places to be in December.  But in January!  Your favorite machine is taken by some lumpy, grumpy stranger and the walking trails are full of people huffing along […]