The Long Line

Spring is here

Time for summer bucket lists Spring is here, or so they say. The calendar states that it arrived on March 20th, the Vernal Equinox, whatever that is. I am skeptical though, and am wondering what happened to it. Maybe it’s some secret government experiment or something that we know nothing about. I sure don’t see spring. Old Man Winter has […]

Out of the Blue

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ~ Plutarch

It occurs to me as I peer out the window that I am trapped in a snow globe that someone keeps shaking up. Or maybe it’s simply that I still live in Minnesota. I was having such a beautiful dream, too, of golfing on a crisp, cool morning under brilliant blue skies. Instead, out of the corner of my eye, […]

The Nature Nerd

Focus on: April butterflies

April showers bring May flowers, it is said. But what does April sunshine bring? The answer is April butterflies! As it turns out, we are not the only ones to get spring fever; butterflies get it too! The decisive factor here is sunshine. And isn’t it nice to know that butterflies are out before the mosquitoes! Even though April weather […]


LEO (July 23 to August 22) A revelation clears up that perplexing job-related problem. Some changes will have to be made, which, no doubt, will meet with the Big Cat’s roaring approval. Good luck. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Reaching out to someone in need is the noble thing to do. But try to restrain the temptation to add […]

Healthy for Life

It’s April! Acknowledging spring in the air with awareness and appreciation

A loha to everyone! Hopefully most people are attentively trying to stay attuned to an awe-inspiring spring season. With the cold and the wind it has been a tad challenging to get outside. But come to think of it, isn’t it usually a challenge all year long? It seems so when being able to recognize and capture the perfect or […]


A gift card lesson learned; Enough of snow! To Naples she goes

Greeting and Sallytations! April “snow” showers bring more snow showers. I’ve had enough. I’m heading back to Florida. By the time you’re reading this, I’ll have my toes in the sand and a glass in the hand. Goodbye shovels, goodbye mittens, goodbye winter jackets, goodbye freezing cars. Naples, here I come. I’ve written many times about getting rid of the […]


Massage can provide many benefits for the elderly

I came across this statement and found it interesting and staggering. It stated, “Our aging population is expected to double by 2050.” My question to that is, what exactly defines “aging population?” Is it when they hit the elderly age? If it is, then what is the definition of elderly? I looked it up on Google’s Wiley Online Library and […]


Feeling settled: Finding peace in the temporary

I am over the top, or so they say. I take pictures of my triple shot caramel latte before actually drinking it. I enjoy throwing parties for every occasion, or just because I feel like it. I love wearing my red lipstick and driving hours to simply watch the sun set over the lake. I cook big elaborate meals, even […]

Out of the Blue

By show of hands, how many of you have Facebook? And by show of hands, how many of you said you’d never get Facebook? That’s a lot. And how many of you could honestly go without Facebook or other social media outlets for a month? How about a week? A day even? Truth is, I know I’m probably missing my […]


LEO (July 23 to August 22) Hold off trying to fix the blame for an apparent mishandling of a work situation. A full investigation could reveal surprising facts on how and why it really happened. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your ability to find details others might overlook gives you an advantage in assessing a possibly too-good-to-be-true offer. A […]

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