When We Get Behind Closed Doors

Open... shut them. Open... shut them. Give a little clap. Open...shut them. Open...shut them. Lay them in your lap.Seems like a hundred years ago, but I can still see and hearmy Sunday School teacher reciting...

What Ingredients are in Beer?

Reinheitsgebot! No, it’s not a German swear word and you don’t have to reply, “Bless you.”The Reinheitsgebot (Gebot) is the 1516 German Beer Purity Law that limits Bavarian beer to three ingredients:...

Tweaking Your Lifestyle

You want me to stop drinking sweet tea! What? While old dogs can learn new tricks, it’s not always easy. Habits and tastes are hard to change. There is strong scientific evidence, however, that little...

A Trivial Pursuit

I am no longer the smartest woman in my house. I just got canned by a talking one. Her name is Alexa. For those who don’t know her, she’s the chatting gizmo from the Internet-based company, Amazon. Alexa...

What Motivates You?

When I want to motivate myself, I open a cabinet. I’m inspired by air space--something that is sadly lacking in our cluttered house. With no air space in the cabinet, I create some by discarding items that...