The 2017 Reading Challenge

Each year, I try to commit to reading a book a week. That is 52 books a year. With every book read, I reward myself monetarily so that I can…

A New Year: Making and Keeping Your Resolutions in 2017

Happy New Year!  Now that 2016 is behind us, right now is a good time to reflect on the things we would like to change about ourselves and put our resolutions…

What Makes God Happy?

I don’t often share my meditations anymore, but I thought I would share this one, just because it really makes you think outside of yourself.  This is about finding a…

East Meets West Sweet Potatoes – How to Get Sweet Potato Haters to Love Sweet Potatoes

My brother hates sweet potatoes and I don’t blame him.  When we were kids, sweet potatoes were gross.  The usual fixings that go along with the holiday feast made us…

Roasted Pumpkin, Squash and Peach Recipes for the Foodie

With the cooler fall temperatures here, it is time to shift our focus to pumpkins, squash, apples and more.  For foodies, the best way to really enjoy the fall bounty is…

Day of the Dead Halloween Home Decor

Fall is one of my favorite times of year to redecorate.  Out come the spooky box of goodies, trips to the farmer’s market to pick up an array of pumpkins,…

Give More Than What You Take – A Life Lesson

When Warren Buffett released his tax returns after the second Presidential debate, one thing stood out to me: how much he donated to charity versus how much he made in…

Thoughtful Living: Pack an Extra Lunch

A few weeks ago, I started packing an extra lunch to give to the homeless guys on the block that I adopted in NYC.  There are usually two or three…

A Scary Movie Binge You Haven’t Thought Of Yet

For those looking for a list of scary movies to watch this Halloween season, why not try something new?  In my research this past month, a friend of mine brought…

Focusing on the Passion and Making It the Mission

Over this past week, I’ve been pondering what I would like to do with this site.  My friends assisted me with the items they would like to see, as well as…