How can I keep the local shops Merry and Bright?

I've been seeing headlines everywhere about who/what is open on Thanksgiving and what's on sale on Black Friday.  I am not a shopper, and as someone who's trying to cut back on stuff, retail shopping goes against every effort to purge stuff from my home and life.  However, like most of you, I have people … Continue reading How can I keep the local shops Merry and Bright?

Flowers for the vets.

  Today is Veterans' Day here in the states.  In other parts of the world it's known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day.   Briefly, Armistice Day is a day to commemorate the end of WWI.  There's a lot more to it than that - based on the politics of the time and what your … Continue reading Flowers for the vets.