Volunteering Your Way to Better Health and Wellness

Volunteering your way to better health is a fact. Volunteering is good for the soul and more. I assume everyone knows this, right? When I do good things, when I volunteer and help, I feel good. And when I feel good, it must mean good things are happening to me physically and mentally, right? Everyone [...]

By |2023-10-04T18:02:18+00:00October 5th, 2023|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Volunteering Your Way to Better Health and Wellness

Has Modern Messaging Become a Multimedia Meltdown?

So, has modern messaging become a multimedia meltdown? Maybe. In my most recent in-person office job I had a landline phone. I didn't use it. I had a cell phone. Why did I need this desk phone? I seldom checked my landline messages or my cell phone voicemail. So, I've missed a few messages. You? [...]

By |2023-10-04T18:04:33+00:00September 14th, 2023|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Has Modern Messaging Become a Multimedia Meltdown?

10 Ways to Better Mental Health

What does better mental health mean? When we hear mental health, most people think of mental illness. However, someone doesn't need a physical ailment before they can work on improving physical health, and it's the same with mental health. Everyone could benefit from improved mental health. 10 Ways to Better Mental Health 1.Reach out  Stay [...]

By |2023-02-22T20:23:08+00:00February 23rd, 2023|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Better Mental Health

I Failed My New Year’s Resolution and So Can You! (Originally published in 2012)

December 2012: It’s that time ‘o year again — New Year's resolution time. I know many of us have made resolutions we didn't follow through with; I’m certain I’m not alone. Last year, I made a very public resolution posted on my blog. Not only did I make one, but I outlined the milestones I [...]

By |2022-12-29T14:36:28+00:00December 29th, 2022|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on I Failed My New Year’s Resolution and So Can You! (Originally published in 2012)

Why Do We Make New Year’s Resolutions?

So, why do we make New Year's resolutions? Interesting question. More than 2,000 years ago, the Babylonians observed a New Year's tradition of returning items borrowed from neighbors, which I believe were usually farming tools and mystery novels. In the early 18th century, Jonathan Edwards published a list of 70 resolutions. For Edwards, the resolutions were a guideline to [...]

By |2022-12-27T15:09:17+00:00December 27th, 2022|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Why Do We Make New Year’s Resolutions?

My Black Backpack is Starting to Look Green

My black backpack is starting to look green. I have a black nylon backpack I bought in 1994. I carry it every day. It has traveled with me from Paris to Puerto Vallarta. It once had a security sticker from the London Underground Authority, but it wore off a year or two ago. My wife [...]

By |2022-12-05T19:43:17+00:00December 8th, 2022|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on My Black Backpack is Starting to Look Green

How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving?

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Last Saturday, while listening to The Nutcracker and retrieving Christmas decorations from the attic in preparation for installing exterior illumination, I thought about how friends and family would celebrate Thanksgiving. In this diverse land, how do others celebrate, and why are some traditions a part of nearly everyone's holiday? So, [...]

By |2022-11-22T14:41:12+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Why is the 4th of July a Day of Fireworks & Fun?

Tomorrow, the 4th of July is Independence Day. A day for fireworks, cookouts, and concerts. It's a day of parades, speeches, and special events held by municipalities all over our nation. So, how did the celebration become what it is today? The first skirmishes of the revolutionary war began in April of 1775. The American [...]

By |2022-07-03T13:02:56+00:00July 3rd, 2022|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Why is the 4th of July a Day of Fireworks & Fun?
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