Spring into Safer Driving with these 8 Tips

Posted on 04/9/2012 by |The Road Well Traveled | Comments

TravelPotholes and puddles and glare, oh my! As the seasons change, so do road conditions. While winter snow and ice generally prevail as far as challenging road conditions go, spring also presents a variety of challenges that can affect your travel. Stay safe on the road this spring by following these 8 driving tips from AARP Driver Safety: Spring showers bring May flowers—and wet driving conditions. Slow down on slick roads, and increase your following distance even when mist begins to …

Easter Springs a Renewal of Hope

Posted on 04/4/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeA shiny new pair of shoes, a hot cross bun, hiding colorful eggs, the big furry white bunny, the resurrection, a basket full of candy….What does Easter mean to you? Obviously, as we pass through different phases of life it means different things. As I am now 51 years old, which means I have completed several life phases, it is none of the above. It is more than something that is tangible. It is hope. Hope is a powerful thing. …

Latinos: Time to Put your Green Hats On

Posted on 03/14/2012 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

Your LifeThe sensation in most parts of the country is that winter never made it here this year. The cold season is not officially over but temperatures are almost reaching 70 degrees nationwide. This is a great indication that spring gardening season is here; it is time to get your trowel, pruning shears and rake out of the backyard shed and let’s plant some forsythias, daffodils, or why not, some fresh cilantro. The first step to take is to give a …

Make Your Life Story Award Winning: Be in the Moment

Posted on 03/6/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeYour life story is written by one person and only one person and that is YOU. We create each and every page of our unique life story. Each moment becomes part of our own personal blueprint.  Your story will be like no one else’s. You can decided whether you are going to be a hero or a bully or a best friend, a good spouse…whatever the title, the adjective, the noun…you plug them into the script. Each new day we are …

5 Frugal Tips for the February Gardener

Posted on 02/15/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsAs the last full month of winter, February always reminds me of a houseguest who has officially overstayed his welcome. I’m ready for springtime, and more than ready to get outside in my garden and exercise my atrophying green thumbs. But over the years I’ve learned that even in February, in many parts of the country, there are some yard and garden chores you can already get cracking on. Best of all, by getting an early start you can save …

Foodie Friday: Homemade Lemonade

Posted on 04/9/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeOkay okay, it’s not technically food, but since things have been heating up now that the spring is here, I thought it appropriate to give you a delicious homemade lemonade recipe for the weekend. Who knew lemonade could have maple syrup in it? Enjoy!