If It’s the Thought That Counts…Think

Present time... With endless shelves of merchandise, gift giving occasions required thought. Thoughtfulness wasn’t only centered on would the recipient like the chosen gift, but also on who would buy some of this crap.             No one on my gift list could expect a compact power massage gun. Grasp the concept of a massage gun … Continue reading If It’s the Thought That Counts…Think

The Trouble With Elves

Merry, Merry... It was that time of the year to welcome our elf on the shelf, Melvil. But someone was not merry because of the elf’s name.             “Why?” I asked.             “The elf was named by my predecessor after Melvil Dewey.” She said.               Say “Melville”, and I thought white whale. Say “snow”, and … Continue reading The Trouble With Elves

No Wrapping Paper, Bows, or Credit Card Required

Give up to be happy... Tired of a holiday ruled by holiday marketing blitzes, this year’s must haves, and 20.35% interest? Instead of mass produced fleeting happiness, why not try for lasting joy this year by giving up the things that can lead to unhappiness? No wrapping paper, bows, or credit card required. GIVE UP: … Continue reading No Wrapping Paper, Bows, or Credit Card Required