The Great Coffee Charade

According to a recent Gallup poll, 64% of Americans drink coffee. That may be true for most of America, but in my little corner of the world I’d say it’s closer to 95%. Actually, I’m not sure I have ANY friends who don’t drink coffee. Personally, I love the whole...

Christmas Books Worth Reading

Every December I like to read a book or two relating to Christmas. I’ve read my share of corny and predictable Christmas stories but I’m not writing about those. However, there are a few that I think you’ll find worth your time. Christmas Jars – by Jason F. Wright I...

10 Strategies for Eliminating Christmas Stress

While speaking at a Christmas event, I asked the women who among them LOVED Christmas. A few of them raised their hand. Then I asked which of them felt like Christmas really isn’t the most wonderful time of the year. More than half of the hands went up! I’m not even...

Thanksgiving – Traditional or 21st Century?

I recently glanced at the cover of the November issue of Good Housekeeping and saw – in big letters – THANKSGIVING. It’s no surprise that the November issue would focus on the upcoming holiday, but then I saw a picture of a cake. A CAKE! “No, no, no!” I...

The “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” Project

I had almost forgotten about “The Project.” It was done and over with . . . finally. And then I saw this: This is my “I’m out of time and don’t want to make one more decision so I’ll stuff everything in a basket and hide it” plan. It’s a bad plan really but when time...