Happy Halloween

Halloween is here again. Even though fall is a precursor to winter, which I hate, there are many things to love about autumn. And Halloween is one of them. Who doesn’t love Halloween?   Well, there are some who are opposed to it for religious reasons, but other than that, I think most people kind of get a kick out of seeing the kids in costume … Continue reading Happy Halloween

Finding value at Montgomery Ward

When I was a kid I had a recurring fantasy of wanting to live in the department store Montgomery Ward.  I thought it would be ideal.  Hanging out in the furniture department watching the big color TV’s would be great.  There would be all different living rooms and comfy couches and chairs from which to choose. I liked the kitchens with the refrigerators with double panel … Continue reading Finding value at Montgomery Ward

Sense of smell often triggers memories

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel. – Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935) We’ve long known that smell can trigger memories from yesteryear and with it strong emotion, because, well because we’ve experienced it. The brain research is relatively young. And of course it is confirming what we already know. The brain responds stronger, … Continue reading Sense of smell often triggers memories

Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox

Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year.  The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple. –J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I love, love, love the change of season from summer to fall.  It sneaks up on me every year. It’s so hot in Atlanta, but in September it starts to cool down oh so subtly.  Then one … Continue reading Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox