I am the self-professed queen of mindless quotes and useless information. My favorites most likely came from Facebook or off a T-shirt at the beach, but have enough merit for me to catalog them in the queue of my brain. One such standard, which sticks out in my mind as we move from 2020 on t…

The news on COVID-19 continues to be grim. Last week I lost a childhood friend. This week, I was with my mother when her best friend since 1942 passed away. It is devastating and no one is left unscathed. Many, however, go on as if COVID-19 doesn’t exist while others are terrified of what it…

The winter doldrums have set in and, in my effort to find a little comfort, I had rather do nothing more than sit in my bathrobe watching the Hallmark channel while curled up on my secondhand couch with a bit of comfort food. Nothing is better on a cold winter’s night.

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but, despite four separate trips, he never set foot in North America. The first recorded Columbus Day celebration held in the United States was in New York on Oct. 12, 1792, to honor Italian-American heritage. In 1937, Franklin Delano Roosevelt procla…