Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth

Many parents don’t realize the importance of dental health for babies, toddlers, and young children. Mistakenly, some folks wait until their children have permanent teeth or experience pain before consulting a dentist. Yet, there are many precautions parents of...
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

100 To describe a photo might take a thousand words, but a picture’s worth, as measured by what it tells, well, that’s debatable. My neighbor is a guru with the computer. Sheila modestly plays down her skills. Of course I’m an idiot, not an idiot savant but more like...
A visit to Lyndhurst

A visit to Lyndhurst

101 Have you seen the movie Gloria, or Winter’s Tale, or the soap opera Dark Shadows?  Maybe you’re familiar with the Ramones music videos?  Blacklist?  Annie? So, what’s the common denominator in the above-mentioned films?  The setting. Lyndhurst. In 19th century...
Zapper Conundrum in Portugal

Zapper Conundrum in Portugal

About fourteen years ago, a group of women from the rural North Carolina town where we lived began taking overseas excursions with our children.  Most of the ladies had only one child. Because I have four, a different kid accompanied me each year.  Some years I...
Veni, Vidi …Shoot!

Veni, Vidi …Shoot!

300 Pictures enhance words; words clarify pictures. If you want to write travel pieces, take tons of photos. Back in the day, we were frugal about shutter-bugging. Film cost. Development cost. Therefore, the subject of our shot had to say “Cheese” until his face ached...
Gatorland, by golly

Gatorland, by golly

100 When most folks hear you’re headed to Orlando, they figure a visit to Disney World, Epcot Center, Universal Studios or maybe Cirque du Soleil is in your horoscope. Few think GATORLAND. On our return flight from Orlando, I overheard a woman comment to her...