April 20, 2017

She had given up a lot of things for lent including sugar, dairy, and alcohol. The 30-day cleanse gave her a whole new experience!!

August 25, 2016

Juliet Thorburn-McIntosh is a Jamaican watercolor artist and my friend. I have always been drawn to watercolor art, which made it easy for me to like Juliet's work. I did harbor the secret dream of being able to paint as beautifully as Juliet though I had never taken a...

October 29, 2015


I took a walk the other day with my friend, Jess. It was a lovely fall day with the sun warm enough and the breeze low enough that we could remove jackets. As we strolled along Jess was talking about an issue she was having. She had been meditating on it, asked for gu...

January 31, 2013

Last week I mentioned the many benefits to your own health and happiness you gain just by being a volunteer.  But after researching and writing about it, I wanted to find out myself from people who have “been there” just how it affected them in other ways too.  I also...

October 27, 2012

As I write Hurricane Sandy is heading to the Bahamas, having hit Jamaica and Cuba, with a possibility of affecting northeastern sections of Virginia in a few days.


I’d been watching the hurricane for days on the NOAA website because of my connection with Jamaica. Until...

October 13, 2012

I am so lucky, for a number of reasons, one of the best being that I’ve got friends.  Some I’ve known all my life, some I’m just meeting for the first time, and some I see every once in a while but we fall into a groove very easily.


My friend Max stands out for me this...

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