The Scariest Ghost

One of my most vivid memories of working at big-city newspapers is the smell of fresh newsprint and ink, early in the morning, on the loading docks and in the stairwells. As a young journalist, feeling like even the smallest cog in those noisy printing presses was a thrill.

Bugs & What to Do About ‘Em


If you have orchids, you have bugs – at least, once in a while.

They’re tiny and sneaky, so it’s important to check your plants as you water them, so you can curtail any infestations before they get serious.

For me, bugs tend to show up more often in the winter, as my windows aren’t open. Orchids need air circulation and indoors, I sometimes forget to turn on a fan to compensate.

Say What..?


My longtime significant other has had a major hearing loss since birth. For me, it’s been one eye-opening lesson after another watching him navigate areas of life that most people take for granted.

You don’t realize how frustrating noisy restaurants, group conversations or movies without subtitles can be until you’ve experienced them with someone deaf or hard of hearing.

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