In my previous post, we established that dog owners tend by and large to be conscientious, responsible, social, active, and fun-loving. If that’s not enough to convince you to choose a dog owner as your next new friend, here are five more great qualities shared by most dog owners: People Walking A Dog Are Approachable. […]
With life’s twists and turns sometimes we find ourselves in need of a friend. It’s a rare individual who can identify such a need. Usually when we find ourselves down in the dumps, our reaction is to want to crawl in a hole and pull the opening in after us. We get immobilized and often […]
Almost everything we see, think, and do on this planet has a purpose. It is of constant amazement and amusement. And all things evolve to meet changing times and needs. Take gossip for example. The origin of the word was of great surprise to me: The word gossip comes from the Old English word godsibb, meaning […]
When Labor Day rolls around, that signals shorter days, falling leaves, and cooler temperatures. For me, my spirit soars! I have rain on the brain. The idea that soon we will be able to enjoy the fireplace almost makes me giddy. I tire of the heat and muggy makes me grumpy. True, the sun doesn’t […]
We live in a nation saturated with specialty coffees, soft drinks, sports drinks and energy boosters. Is it any wonder plain water is considered completely lacking in ‘bling’. As crucial as water is, it seems the majority of the population is in a dehydrated rut, and that can be painful. The Dilution Solution Patients with […]
I am blessed and I know it. I try hard never to complain. But, I’ve gotta tell ya’, paying estimated taxes ruins my day. Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax on (usually self-employed) income that is not subject to the withholding requirements that apply on ordinary income earned working for a business. […]
All retirement destinations have their faults, but when you are talking about actual ‘faults’, California comes right to mind! When people begin evaluating retirement communities, they usually have quite a laundry list: Weather, affordability, taxes, recreational opportunities . . . I’m often amused when I hear people say, “California would be nice, but the earthquakes […]
In 1938 a very bright boy named Hermann J. Muller discovered a protective cap at the end of chromosomes that protects your DNA from damage. He called this a ‘terminal gene’ but because scientists and attorneys like to use Latin (a lot!) he formally named his finding a telomere, from two Greek terms: telos (end) and meros (part).