Grow Old With Me

Shaping the Story of My Life in the World

“Acceptance in human psychology is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition, often a negative or uncomfortable situation, without attempting to change it, (or) protest."

Taking a back seat

Have you ever sat alone in the back seat of a car or van on a long drive while others ahead are chattering away to each other? If so, think a minute about how that felt? Maybe you were just fine with …
By the Way...

A moving tale: who are your real, true friends?

If you ask me why I moved to a new house, I will look you straight in the eye and say, “I’m downsizing.” The truth is I cannot figure out how to use my stove.

A place for everything, and lots to Goodwill

This past Christmas, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo wormed its way into my daughter Melissa’s possession, and warmed the hearts of our family celebrating the holiday for several days.
From the Editor

A walk in the park: Dog-friendly parks on the First Coast

It’s no secret that Americans love their pets. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that there are a whopping 79.7 million American households with pets -- making up about 65 percent …
Quilt Lady

The year of the gecko

Many years ago there was a movie out named, “The Year of the Iguana.” I did not go to see it, nor would I go to see a movie named, “The Year of the Gecko.” Mercy, me! While I’m sitting here …

Croquet on the green is OK!

By now, I’m sure that all of my readers know that I grew up in far West Texas! If you don’t know that, then you have not been reading my columns for the past twenty years! When I say, ‘West …

Wall Street prophets and their marketing wizardry

If we want to look like a brilliant stock market forecaster, all we have to do is to prophesize the same thing repeatedly until it happens.
table talk

Greek treasures found near the sea

George Chryssaidis loves life in historic St. Augustine, where he knows everyone, similar to his hometown of Frixa, a small Greek village with a parallel heart and soul. Local residents and visitors …

Amelia Toffee: It’s not your grandma’s toffee

Anita Comisky had one more business goal to achieve in 2015 – bring to market her Grandmother Anita Lester’s old-fashioned toffee. It was in her family’s kitchen — cooking next to her mother …