From the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Family Ties

Time with a good book is one of life’s simple pleasures – and I know many of you feel the same. These days, most of the books I read are non-fiction that I pick up to learn more about a specific interest, and I always enjoy these reads. But, May starts the summer reading season, […]

Letter from the Editor: Flowers & Forever

Every spring the wild violets are the first to bloom in my yard. Their delicate, purple flowers and heart shaped leaves spring up in pots and in the grass – usually I would only give them a passing nod, but this year I have a new appreciation for the determination of these tiny blooms. They […]

Letter from the Editor: The Art of Food

I’ve been very fortunate to always have access to delicious food. Our restaurants are amazing, and I also enjoy cooking – a simple, well prepared meal gives me as much pleasure as an elaborate feast. But even the most amazing gourmet meal at one of our local eateries can’t compare with the Sunday and holiday […]

Letter from the Editor: The Simple Life

It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day! I’ve always loved this holiday, whether or not I had a significant other in my life. In recent years, I like using this day to spend some time focusing on my most important relationship – the one with myself. Treats are important, and I always feel much more […]

Letter from the Editor: First Steps

It’s January dear readers! A month of new beginnings and cozy sweaters and (finally) time for reading good books. But January isn’t most people’s favorite month, even though I believe it should be. I love January for many reasons – the first is that it’s my son’s birthday month. I received one of the two […]

Letter from the Editor: Dazzle & Delight

This photo of me and my youngest granddaughter, Ellis, was taken last year on Thanksgiving Day in Baltimore. My daughter, son-in-law, Ellis, her sister Quinn and I went to a fun restaurant for the holiday meal. The girls were restless, naturally, at two and three years old their attention span is limited. Hoping to distract […]

Letter from the Editor: Everyday Miracles

A few weeks ago, I left the office, went home, changed and headed out for a walk. I walked on the beach, enjoying the mild day and gorgeous view. After I returned home, I relaxed on the porch, another of my favorite places, enjoying the sunset with Bubba Kitty purring on my lap. At first, […]

Letter From the Editor: Melodies & Memories

Most of us who love music have a soundtrack for the different times in our lives, and hearing even the first few bars of a song can instantly brings back memories. The soundtrack of my childhood was varied – the fast-paced fun of bluegrass that my father loved, or my mother’s preference of standards by […]

Letter From the Editor: Joy & Mirth

I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from the office the other day, something I frequently do, especially since my son came home from his French adventure. Feeling tired and not at all excited to be shopping, I hurriedly pushed my cart up and down the aisles, grabbing what I needed with […]

Letter From the Editor: The Great Escape

Every year, in July or August, I go to the North Carolina Mountains with two good friends. Another friend owns the picture perfect mountain cabin – no cell phone service, no internet, no cable television – just a beautiful mountain stream and time to enjoy it. My trip is coming up this month, and I […]

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