The Truth Behind a Bucolic Life

Ah! Life in the country is relaxing. You can almost hear the strains of Beethoven’s 6th Symphony (Pastoral) and imagine people and unicorns gamboling in the fields. No urban and suburban noises. Neighbors do not live in our armpits. No homeowners association to...

Moments of Disbelief

Do you ever have those moments when you stop, look around, and wonder how you got to that specific point in your life? It is an undeniable fact; this writer has a vivid and sometimes convoluted imagination. But in all her visions of a possible future, she never...

New Experiences and Insights

Travel allows folks the opportunity to take delight in and be open to, new experiences. Some people think that travel gives them a pass to do things they would not do at home. In other words, they feel free to take things to reckless extremes instead of simply...

Self-Destruction or Progress?

Three men walk into a bar — the owner of a successful engineering company, the CEO of a private financial institution, and the president of a software company. No, wait. Let’s make that three men walk into an upscale pub. After all, the men are high mucky mucks. They...

Two Sides to Book Festivals

Have you ever attended a book festival or book fair? It is a safe bet that people who do love to read. They certainly do not go with the intention of finding their soulmates or even a last minute date. Although, stranger things have happened. You can always hope, but...