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Too Hot to Handle

Temperatures are rising in Tanglewood. And I’m not talking about COVID. It’s been 95 degrees by 10:00 am for several days and now the rainy season is upon us. The Pickleball courts are pretty much empty due to the humidity and rain. The best place to be is either indoors or in the pool for…

When NOT To Wear A Mask

When To Wear A Mask The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently instituted guidelines that people should wear masks, in the form of cloth face coverings, in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).    (https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/HealthU/2020/04/20/should-you-wear-a-mask-outside) These new recommendations have people asking,…

Road Trip Out West

Bluebird, Bluebird (2017) by Attica Locke does not seem a likely title for a crime story.  It is not only a crime story, it is also a mystery, and also deals with local political issues, and racial tensions. Author Attica Locke takes the reader, of this first in a new series, to the tiny town…

Indiana Wants Me

Lord, I can’t go back there. Okay, so I had a senior moment and a song flashback. It ain’t easy finding a way to start these sometimes. I mean, we’ve all been staying home and social distancing (which is really easy if you live alone. And cats are basically the mascots for social distancing…) so…

Just a Pound or Two

There are so many meals you can create out of a pound or two of ground beef.  The options seem endless.  I prefer a quick and easy meal most days but sometimes I feel like putting in the effort for a pan of lasagna or cabbage rolls. Since most recipes serve 4, I usually get 2, and sometimes…

Where in the World is Mary Lee?

Hope you enjoyed the challenge of identifying these pictures: Numbering them from left to right…answers follow: 1. Budapest 2. Pompeii 3. Machu Pichu 4. Prague 5. Sebring (airport) 6. Galapagos Islands 7. Bethlehem PA 8. La Paz, Mexico Cover: Tahiti                                                              

If You Had to Choose…

Between Love & Respect Getting right down to the nitty gritty: It has been over a month of shelter in place in the same house with the same man/woman you’ve loved for years.  The marriage vows are now coming to pass, all at once! ‘For better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness…