Two Great Times To Read: June Readings

There are two times of the year that are great

Sock Monkey reading
Sock Monkey reading by a window.

to be inside reading. One is when it’s freezing cold outside. It’s even better when there’s a blizzard outside. (Here in South Carolina that means a lone snowflake was seen only a mile down the road. ((In the summer, our crepe myrtle can cause a bit of confusion.))

The other time is when it’s hot as blazes. Now, I grew up on a local farm. Hot is when it’s over 96 degrees and you can fry your eggs on the sidewalk. The young weather folks on our local station think it’s hot when we hit 90.

I call that summer in South Carolina. Continue reading “Two Great Times To Read: June Readings”

Slow Down and Enjoy Your life

Running on a Treadmill

Everyone seems so busy nowadays. Rush, rush, rush. It’s almost like we’re afraid that if we slow down, the world will turn against us.

Sometimes, it’s wise to step off the treadmill. Recently, on The Write Conversation, I wrote about slowing down for the summer and some advantages I’ve found. Continue reading “Slow Down and Enjoy Your life”

One Way to Stay Young

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

I say, who wants to be an old dog.

No matter how old you are, you can always start something new.  Whether it’s learning how to draw, to play cribbage, or to cook a souffle. If you’re willing. Learning and being pliable are two of the things that keep us young.

Anticipating the pins falling
Knocking down pins

My summer started with a friend inviting me to join his senior summer bowling league. Once I got passed that ‘senior’, I said why not.

 

Back in junior high school (over 40 years ago), I bowled on a local rec league. My greatest memories were accidentally wearing the lane’s bowling shoes to a school Christmas party (Red and gray striped shoes go with anything, right?) and having my elbow burned by a cigarette. Not the high points of my life.

It hasn’t gone as I expected. Continue reading “One Way to Stay Young”