Culture, Life

Cattywampus Day: A Time to Celebrate

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, birthdays, religious gatherings, common decency and life itself have been put on hold indefinitely because of that “thing” that has provided the roaring pretext for unending lock downs across the nation.  (Spreading the “thing” via political protests is apparently okay, though.)

Fortunately, I may have a partial solution for some of you. Continue reading “Cattywampus Day: A Time to Celebrate”

Endeavors, Life

When Life, Education, and Career Don’t Connect

This is for a beautiful woman I had a conversation with one solitary evening. She knows who she is.

Sleter, Francesco; A Representation of the Liberal Arts: Ceiling Design for the State Dining Room at Grimsthorpe Castle; Tate.

We were discussing the frustrations of our lives and how we are both at “that certain age” with college degrees and no place to use them. A lot of people are experiencing this now, at all ages, and not just women. Continue reading “When Life, Education, and Career Don’t Connect”

Endeavors, Life

Plum Tuckered

You might not call this a “better living” site, at least not in the sense that I tell people how to clean their houses or how long to keep food in the refrigerator. Yet sometimes life floods in, uninvited, and we must deal with it. That’s how things go at Plum Cottage where I live and work.

Last year, one of us did a major pruning job at the wrong time of the year (not saying who!). Our beautiful plum trees, which never had a problem before, developed a massive leaf roller infestation and we lost 95% of our crop. Continue reading “Plum Tuckered”