60 Miles

About a month ago, I added a Pedometer app to my phone. I had tried to use a pedometer before, having read and heard so much about the health advantages of counting your steps each day but they never seemed to work. The ones I clipped to my waistband were either too sensitive or too…

Red Shoes

I have a confession to make. I absolutely love brilliantly colored boots and shoes specifically those in red. I am not sure when my love of red shoes began although it must have been when I was young. During my childhood, I never saw shoes that were not the traditional black or brown, although white…

Into Africa

Baroness Karen von Blixen, who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen, famously shared her life as a Danish expat living and working on a coffee plantation in Kenya in her lovely memoir, Out of Africa. In that account, she writes that she has a song of Africa that floods her with memories and longing…

No More Pencils….

Alice Cooper’s iconic ode to freedom from the constraints of the classroom, “School’s Out for Summer”, has certainly been the anthem the past couple of weeks as schools close their doors for summer vacation. For most parents, the calendar year doesn’t end on December 31st. The year ends sometime in June after we have guided,…