Spring Break is a time when families pack up and head out to the various beaches or large cities for springtime fun and activities. My family and I have enjoyed spring vacations when we had the budget or paid time off. However, we have also had times when our budget would only allow a fun “s…
Not many of us get the chance to make our living sitting in front of an audio control board, speaking into a microphone and playing music over the radio to thousands of people.
Spring is quilt show time in Texas. Our Guild’s newsletter had some listed, but for a complete list go to QuiltingHub.com (or just Google “quilt shows in Texas”).
My oldest son is a real-life Dennis the Menace. He is sweet and caring about others with a deep yearning for adventure that tends to be a tad mischievous.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The store shelves are lined with chocolates and stuffed animals. There’s a wide array of cards to choose from in the card aisle. Year after year, we tend to purchase the same things.
You’re going to think this is a quirky column, and I honestly agree, but I thought it would be interesting to share with you some of the famous people I’ve been privileged to meet, shaken hands with and interviewed while I was a radio station news director — or came in fairly close contact w…
A new year frequently ushers in New Year’s resolutions. We resolve to lose weight or pay off debt, but how many of our resolutions are geared towards one of the most important relationships in our lives — our marriage?
It took an army of friends and family to motivate me to finish my Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communications in 1985. I was 33 years old when I walked across the stage and am proof that you’re never too old to complete a secondary education.
While we haven’t had a cold spell to scare us out of our warm-weather lull yet, it is coming. Prepare now for it by purchasing needed supplies for outside dogs.
I was both surprised and disappointed to learn the Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine would no longer be published. I learned about this matter when I received my October/November issue in the mail.
Recently I was in a marriage class when the topic of marital intimacy was being discussed. As group members began to share their own struggles in this vital area of marriage, the importance of the marriage bedroom was introduced. It seems we tend to neglect this valuable room of our home. Ou…
Imagine your dream, or one of them, coming true. Then imagine that dream is 1,700 miles away, one-way. Still, further imagine that dream happening over a three-day period.
Knowing that dogs are great judges of character and seeing it in action are two different things. That’s also a lesson I learned over the past 18 months that I didn’t even realize I learned until I read back through my dog journals.
I have a friend who keeps telling me that she thinks quilting is declining. But when you go to quilt shows, and particularly to the Houston International Quilt Show, I find that hard to believe.
It’s personally refreshing to be surrounded by co-workers, friends, and acquaintances who work hard, dedicate themselves to quality, making sure the customer is satisfied and take seriously the importance of being kind and assisting those who need help.
This is the time of year when most quilters grind to a halt. With the temperatures over 100 degrees, we just want to hide in the house behind closed blinds and wait for the temperatures to start falling.
Yesterday I received the Houston International Quilt Festival catalog in the mail. It always arrives mid-July every year — as long as I registered the year before.
There are many occasions throughout the year that provide the necessity of mailing a quilt: Christmas, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, births, weddings, or entering a show.
Gone are the days when beginning quilters had to physically sign up for quilting classes at a quilt store or at an activities center, then weekly pack up their supplies and projects and go to that store or center where an instructor would conduct the class.
Several months ago, I wrote a Community Voices column about making changes to my life, improving my mental health by being more mindful of my physical well-being.
It’s the season. Spring break season, that is. For some reason, this time of year we are bombarded with cruise advertisements. I’ve been getting fliers in my mailbox for the past month and then there are those wonderful cruise ads on TV.
Warmer weather is here, and that means more people will be out walking their dogs soon. One of my biggest pet peeves is dog walkers who allow their dogs to approach other dogs without permission.
There’s been more than enough talk about politics over the past several weeks and there doesn’t seem to be anything new under the sun concerning that topic, at least for now. So, I’m shifting gears.