What not to do when traveling to Ireland

It’s our first day in Ireland and we already have many stories to share. Our flight from Florida with a stop in Boston left at 7.15pm so as we flew East over the Atlantic our view from our window seat morphed from an eye level view of Orion’s Belt and the setting of the pinkContinue reading “What not to do when traveling to Ireland”

Enjoying the Richness of Black History

February has been set aside as the specific month (Black History Month) to pay tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve citizenship and equality in the USA. February is a time to turn the spotlight on the contributions, triumphs, and sacrifices of African Americans. It is a time toContinue reading “Enjoying the Richness of Black History”

Habitat for Humanity: What I learned today

UP EARLY for an Event that was …… For me, an extra effort is required to arise before the sun appears. I do well to put my feet on the floor by 7am. But this morning, with intent, my feet touched the floor to get ready for a volunteer day with Habitat for Humanity. RatherContinue reading “Habitat for Humanity: What I learned today”

Triumph over cravings

Today we attended another inspiring workshop led by Rev. Linda McLeod at Unity Temple of Truth. After a discussion to determine our true values and purpose, we created vision boards to reflect those aspirations. We considered stopping for pizza afterwards, but decided we had lots of fresh vegetables that deserved our attention. It would beContinue reading “Triumph over cravings”

Friday night at the Blue Rooster

We had a front row seat to hear Ariella at the Blue Rooster and I mean right up front next to the extra mics and equipment cases. We could almost reach out and touch the fabulous Ariella McManus, who was so kind to sing my favorite song, McGinn, in honor of my favorite Irish lassContinue reading “Friday night at the Blue Rooster”

Mt Dora Art Studio

Deciding to delay leaving town to avoid heavy rain on our journey home, we decided to explore town on foot. And as one does, when exploring, we ran across delightful people. PJ & Lemus are an exuberant young couple with an art studio “Studio Art Farm” located at 120 East 4th Ave Mount Dora, FL.Continue reading “Mt Dora Art Studio”

Half Moon over Leafy Green

Today was sparkling clear with the crisp chill of a Northeast autumn, our version of a winter day. We set out for downtown St. Petersburg with high hopes for a parking space and outdoor seating on the sidewalk in front of our favorite raw food restaurant, Leafy Greens. And the Gods were smiling upon us.Continue reading “Half Moon over Leafy Green”

On the way to Mt. Dora…

Road trip! A short one, but full of promise. Mt. Dora is one of Florida’s hidden gems so we’re off for a ride in the country. It’a about two hours away from St. Petersburg but of course it took us longer. Our first stop along the way was a tantalizing produce stand in Okahumpka, precededContinue reading “On the way to Mt. Dora…”

What would you do if you won the lottery?

The potential prize for the multi-state lottery is close to a trillion dollars, an unimaginable sum for most of us. Does it inspire your imagination? Do you feel compelled to try your luck now, when you didn’t think about it when it was a measly 1 or 2 million? The question is not whether youContinue reading “What would you do if you won the lottery?”