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This Wonderful Life

This Wonderful Life
  • This Wonderful Life: Creative skills reap benefits beyond the arts I know it’s hard to believe by looking at me now, but I was once a shy, bookish, unathletic child. And by ``hard to believe,’’ I mean ``it’s hard to believe things could have been any other way.’’

    June 12, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life: Chance encounter was no bull I think I was going to the dining room in search of a chair. You know how it is - you walk into a room to get something and then totally forget what you were looking for because, looking into your dining room window, is an animal the size of a sofa with an expression that says, ``Hey! Can someone come out to play?’’

    June 4, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life: I heart the radio. A lot. Of all the 20th-century media out there (newspapers, television, magazines), radio is the one I would miss the most if it completely disappeared. With the proliferation of iPods and other MP3 players, radio stations are struggling to keep listeners. Why take a chance on the radio when you can plug in all your favorite music or listen to a podcast or book?

    May 28, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life: Burned out? Join the club The other morning, amid the general din of breakfast requests and morning routine meltdowns, I heard an interesting statistic on the radio: One third of working mothers surveyed by CareerBuilder reported that they were burned out. One third.

    May 15, 2009

  • This wonderful life Henry David Thoreau wasn’t designing inspirational jewelry when he wrote the following words, but he might well have been for the number of times I have seen the phrase repeated on bracelets, necklaces and a full variety of T-shirts, coffee cups, magnets and other vessels for slogans

    April 30, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life Because I neglected to rake the leaves from our gardens last autumn, raking became my first springtime chore.

    April 23, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life Last week, National Public Radio interviewed several of those experts of the variety who like to think about the ways economic trends effect the way people live and vice versa.

    April 16, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life I cannot remember ever being so eager for spring as I am this year.

    April 9, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life Posey has entered what I like to call her cruise director phase. Last week, while on a trip out of town, we found a nice little Japanese restaurant in the middle of Sleepy Hollow. (Side note: How far removed from civilization could Ichabod Crane have felt when he could have seen Manhattan while driving over the Tappan Zee Bridge. Sheesh.) As soon as we walked into the restaurant, Posey spotted another child, a little girl who looked to be about 2.

    April 2, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life I’ve been thinking a lot about the Great Depression. I know I am not alone. Sure, news media have been making comparisons since last year, but you can’t listen to them.

    March 19, 2009