Valentine’s (or any) Chocolate — Healthy or Not?

                                        (Valentine hearts from Freestock at Unsplash.com) There’s been a buzz for years about chocolate — dark chocolate, milk chocolate,  white chocolate, which I’m sure thrills dentists (cuz we eat it so much). They...
Let it Snow, Don’t You Know, And Walk On

Let it Snow, Don’t You Know, And Walk On

We recently came back from crunching on a snowy and icy path. Yes, the city had decided to NOT shovel the city park (paved) paths, a cool wind blowing off the nearby river. The temperatures don’t go up by much, so it was a good thing I had decided to wear boots...
Crazy About Candy (and some healthy ones)

Crazy About Candy (and some healthy ones)

This is the season (Halloween, Thanksgiving, the Christmas season—well, it’s kind of a great day if you can get candy, especially on Halloween) that sweetaholics love. For Halloween especially, as a kid, I looked forward to going door to door in a homemade costume and...
NEED A JOB?

NEED A JOB?

As a (sometimes) published writer, and someone interested in a variety of consumer issues, I look at job sites as it relates to writing, such as indeed.com, mediabistro.com, onefirefly.com, “Annie’s Real Ways To Earn Money Online,” and Writers...
Intro — Trying Times — then and now

Intro — Trying Times — then and now

We find ourselves in the middle of unusual times, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading throughout the world, killing many thousands. It has created this new thing called “social distancing,” and self isolation, as though we were all monks in these trying times....

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