Treat Yourself to an Opera – and Popcorn!

My Mother’s Day weekend treat was five hours of bliss – and not in a pricey salon or spa. I went to the opera at my local movie theater.

The Metropolitan Opera in New York City broadcasts its performances live in HD, simulcast on movie screens across the country, about once a month during its regular season (October to May).

Here Comes the Judge…


You really have to love orchids to find yourself in a hotel meeting room at 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday. And there I was, volunteering as a clerk for the experts judging the entries at Treasure Valley Orchid Society show.

Password Protection: The New Scrabble

When I learned that Thurs., May 4, is World Password Day, I couldn’t help but groan.

As a writer, I’m rarely at a loss for words – but I have more than 50 accounts that require passwords, and changing them is a seemingly endless search for new and creative word/number/character combinations in multiple languages.

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