Spring is Finally Here!!!!

Spring Always Takes a Long Time to Come The winter of 2016-2017  was one of the mildest in recorded history here in coastal Virginia. We had one snow storm that caused schools to be closed for three days.  Other than that our days come in cold in the morning and moderate to the 40s or 50s toward afternoon.  I always have my…

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Air Travel Is Not What It Used To Be

Remember Air Travel in the ’50s and ’60s? I pine for the old days when air travel seemed special.  I remember my first flight.  My parents scrimped and saved so we could take a one week vacation near Miami Beach.  (We couldn’t afford the upscale hotel in Miami Beach).  We discussed with my Mom what we would wear on the plane and we…

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42nd Street Brings Tap Dancing to Hampton Roads

Tap Dancing is Featured in Ferguson Center Production This weekend Christopher Newport University is treating local audiences to performances of 42nd Street.  The show represents part of the university’s annual Broadway series.  I was treated to the story of Peggy Sawyer who arrives in New York City to break into show biz.  The show is set in 1933 and the…

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Car Problems Can Be Easier With Some Planning

Planning Ahead is the Key to Car Safety We’ve all had that moment in the car . Driving along in the car when a tire goes flat or we run off the side of the road and the tires get stuck in the mud, or it just stops working. Eek!  A little advance planning can make car emergencies into mere aggravations….

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Guilty Pleasures Are a Great Way to Get to Know Someone

Getting to Know New People My brother is a professor at American University.  At the beginning of every semester he asks his students to reveal their guilty pleasure.  This exercise allows people who don’t know each other to open up and tell something, perhaps embarrassing about themselves without getting too personal.  To reveal a guilty pleasure can become a fun…

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Don’t Spend Your Spare Time Cleaning! Make Time to Enjoy It

Spare Time is Precious Things today move so quickly and there never seems to be enough spare time to do the things we want.  Our plates fill up with responsibilities like work and kids and house cleaning.  So it’s almost impossible to find the spare time we need to rejuvenate ourselves.  We need time to enjoy life’s little pleasures like spending a…

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