The Downsizing Nightmare

Are you a minimalist? Do you live in a Tiny House? Do you eschew collecting things? Is your house neat as a pin at all times? Unfortunately, most of us cannot answer Yes to most of the above questions. Is it possible that collecting, saving, or hoarding are part of...

If I Were God

We all have fantasies. Some folks want to be attractive or have their dream job. But most of all, people imagine what life would be like if they suddenly became wealthy, like a billionaire. Such daydreams occur when the Lottery hits unexpected heights. People buy a...

Sweet Luxuries

One man’s necessity is another’s Luxury. According to our good buddy the Dictionary, the noun, Luxury: is  “the state of great comfort and extravagant living.” And Luxurious is the adjective meaning “of the nature of luxury.” There is something lazy about...

Words: The Moveable Feast

Words matter. Fans of Ernest Hemingway may recognize this column’s title as the title of his 1964 memoir A Moveable Feast. The OED definition of a “moveable feast” is a religious feast day that does not occur on the same calendar date each year....

The Dilemma of Trust

Trust, like Love, is a chameleon-like emotion. It can be resilient enough to weather any problem or fragile and shatter like an Irish Belleek teacup. Call this writer whimsical, if you will, when she envisions the word Trust as Janus, the Two-Faced god. There is a...