The French Beret…

      Like champagne, baguette, and macaron,  the beret is an iconic symbol synonymous with France. Berets were originally worn by French shepherds centuries ago.  They believed (correctly) that if wool could keep sheep cool in summer, dry in inclement weather, and warm in winter, the same principle should work for them. Their crude, wool… Continue reading The French Beret…

The Collapse of Civility?…

I, like many of you, was so happy on December 31 when the clock struck midnight flipping the calendar over to a new year, 2021.  It was to be a fresh start, full of promise.  The vaccine for Covid 19 was approved, soon we would be reconnected with friends and family and the economy could… Continue reading The Collapse of Civility?…

The Upside of Lockdown…

Once the Christmas tree is down, the lights come off the hedges and the remainder of the holiday decorations are put away, I'm usually motivated to clean up the house...a new year tradition. Decluttering my closet is typically the first order of business (this year was no different) and then I start thinking about refreshing… Continue reading The Upside of Lockdown…

Should I…or Shouldn’t I…

When it comes to painting, I'm not one to procrastinate (usually), but when deciding whether I should paint the hardwood floor in my living room, I'll admit I've waffled back and forth for months.  I knew once I made the first swath across the floor with a loaded paintbrush, there would be no turning back!… Continue reading Should I…or Shouldn’t I…