Did You Say Go West? (5) From the Heart

Posted on August 9, 2014

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share”-W. Clement Stone      The day started in gloom. A blanket of grey, dull, overcast that beckons one to stay in and sleep the day away. I avoided the hand that tried to pull me back into the mood of the morning and chose to …Read More

Ready, Set…Let’s Go!

Posted on April 12, 2014

“Travel teaches toleration”-Benjamin Disraeli I am featuring guest blogger Kendra Thornton for this special story. She contacted me regarding our favorite places to travel. Although we have listed some of our top picks, trust me it wasn’t easy, at least not for me. I could have listed twenty more but I did not want to …Read More

A Donut Affair

Posted on February 11, 2014

  How does a love affair usually start? Sometimes it begins with a glance or a look over a glass counter at a shop. Before you know it, a desire courses through your veins causing you to think or dream about it all the time. All reason goes out the window and you must have …Read More

Guest blogger:Alice Jerusha

Posted on December 8, 2013

“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.”-Mary McLeod Bethune   I’ve decided to try something new. After being approached to  host a guest blogger for my site, I thought, “why not?” It would allow, for me, a chance to breathe and research material for future stories while allowing someone else to shine. So, …Read More

Cool Colors and Cider Drinks

Posted on November 28, 2013

“Of  all the seasons, autumn  offers the most  to man and requires the least of him.”-Hall Borland Hot Cider anyone? It’s that time of the year when cool winds of the upcoming season tickles our cheeks and whispers in our ears that winter is on its way. Autumn’s fingers tap the leaves that hang bright …Read More

The Need to Flee

Posted on October 26, 2013

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to move.” Robert Lewis Stevenson – Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes There are times when running away is fun. To get away from all the grown up and expected responsibilities that label us once we pass the age …Read More

From this day Forward…

Posted on July 18, 2013

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”-Oliver Wendall Holmes This past Saturday, I saw a love everlasting. My aunt and uncle celebrated their fifty wedding anniversary. This golden moment confirmed the adage that love is still alive and well in the world. I have never experienced the magical moment that leads to …Read More

Volunteer Your Services (G and G part 2)

Posted on February 5, 2013

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”-James Baldwin In this month of gratitude and giving, I used my time earlier this week to volunteer. Hale Kau Kao food kitchen has a saying, “Feeding with compassion and Aloha.” The building, at St. Theresa’s’ Church, 25 West …Read More

Go Lila, it’s your Birthday!

Posted on February 5, 2013

“Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty”-John Finley A busy birthday The party may be over, but the memories will never end. This has been one of the best days of my life and it all started with some very special people. All you need is love Prior to the actual birthday, so many other …Read More

It’s my Birthday, Hey!

Posted on January 23, 2013

“If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens.”- Fay Weldon The Chipmunks It’s not my official birthday yet but I’m celebrating the month of, anyway. This is an ongoing treat that I started many years ago. It started with gifts to myself and then major trips around the world. This month, as stated on my …Read More