Living Well

Pick Five!

Many years ago I attended a business seminar that began in a most unusual way.  Instead of beginning the presentation with a witticism or humorous anecdote, the speaker began by asking a simple question—“What’s really important to you?” and then handed out packets of... Read More

The Little Things

A teacher once asked a class of middle school students if they could identify the Seven Wonders of the World.  Though there was some disagreement among the students, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, St. Peter’s Basilica, The Empire State... Read More

Make Life a Little Easier

Last summer I purchased a book titled The Life –Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Ms. Kondo’s book isn’t nearly as entertaining as A Tale of Two Cities, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings or the Harry Potter series, but her book had an enormous impact on my... Read More

Yuck!

Many years ago, actually make that many, many years ago, while serving in Vietnam I had an experience that left an indelible impression on me.  No, it’s not what you might imagine. Of course I had a few colorful experiences, but being a helicopter pilot was still far... Read More

30 Ways to Simplify Your Life

When re-heating leftovers in the microwave space out a circle in the middle, it will heat up much more evenly. Use a squeeze-ketchup bottle top (preferably a clean one) with your Shop-Vac to clean your keyboard, phone, microphone or other nook on an electronic device.... Read More

Helpful Hints

You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese on a slice of bread. If you want to know how fresh the bread is in your grocery store, look at the tie that holds the wrapper closed. Bread is usually delivered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday,... Read More