Wednesday, May 30, 2018

If You Are Currently Or Have Ever Been, Owned By A Cat, Then You Get It ....

I was going to post a funny picture for you, because it's Wednesday, and while a short work week is a lovely thing it's also a little rushed to get the work of five days accomplished in four. The picture would have been of a cat, had it stayed around long enough to participate, but sensing I wanted something from it, turned and haughtily stormed away before I could snap a photo. The photo would have been (let me see if I can describe this accurately), of a feline staring at a bowl of cat food, with an immense look of disgust and disbelief clearly spelled out across her face (kind of like the depiction below, only with more disgust and shock).

Friday, May 25, 2018

Support Your Community | Shop Local and Spend Where You Live

Summertime is here! For many of us it's a time for relaxing, taking a break, getting outdoor projects done around the house - or all of the above. You may need to stock up coolers of food for grilling out, hosting a family picnic or heading off for a day at the beach or in the mountains. Whatever you do however, you CAN choose to use, support and spend with your independent retailers!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial | The "Wall That Heals"

I have been fortunate enough to see and appreciate the "Wall that Heals" as it has visited the Delmarva Peninsula three times in the last twelve years. If you have not yet observed this powerful display and tribute to all who served, died and continue to live with the memories of those years, I hope you have the opportunity to visit the Traveling Wall when it comes to your area. Even if you have been before; even if you have gone and seen the original memorial in Washington, DC - THIS monument is worth your time. Take your children and teach them about our history; volunteer to assist or join in the events surrounding these dates. See the 2018 schedule here.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Hello Spring (or as some of us say, "WELCOME TO ALLERGY SEASON")

I generally in life choose to consciously avoid being negative, since it's sort of a tendency of mine to gravitate towards the dark side. However, when things start to bug me a little bit....and then A LITTLE BIT MORE, I find that coping with them through sarcasm or humor seems to be a useful approach. After all, it's hard to be better when you're smiling.....see? Point made. With that said, please allow me to introduce one of the blog posts which shouldn't really BE a blog post at all, since it's few words surrounded by many memes and cartoons - all mocking the gravity of POLLEN SEASON. Yes. I've built a blog post, not to mention Pinterest content and Tumblr material, around allergies and their effects on the human body. Remember folks, it's hard to be stay mad when you're smiling! (to save these images just double click to open in a new window and then right click your mouse to save)

Monday, May 7, 2018

Are Advances in Technology Isolating Us Even More?

Crossroads of automation, technology and the past; I’m attempting to merge forward and yet part of me is still hanging back, not ready to admit that saying goodbye to personal interaction is the best thing since sliced bread. As researchers and doctors have pointed out in recent years, it’s entirely possible there are links between the breakdowns which are taking place in our society - and our desire to shut others out. Doesn’t it appear to anyone that the goal of “saving time while making less effort” may have been taken a bit too far? Inside my head, a small voice keeps telling me that we are headed for trouble.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Is Circuit City Back from the Dead? "A Retail Ghost Returns"

See below for the updates on this story, including recent posts from the Circuit City website in January.

Close call. I'd just almost spit my drink across the keyboard, jolted from a catonic state of browsing news article, by a familiar red and white icon scrolling across my screen. Yes, the one below (I KNOW!) It was almost like seeing a Dolorean rolling down the street, causing you glance around quickly, wondering if it was a joke or if your reaction was being filmed for a segment on America's Funniest Videos. But this was no joke: there was solid evidence that after several years of slumber, the red and white circular logo was indeed arising from the dead. Granted it's existence appears to hinge largely around online shopping, but yes, there are a few retail stores mixed in there as well.