Friday, December 28, 2007

The World Without Us

I am haunted by the book I am reading--The World Without Us. The author basically describes how the earth will reclaim itself after humans disappear. My husband picked it up and started extolling its virtues and I resisted. It sounded creepy. But after reading a few chapters, I found it oddly reassuring.

The earth will be fine after humans are gone. It won't take many years for it to reclaim itself at all. It was fascinating to see how the great New York City would return to the pristine world it was before even the native settlers found it.

My husband took it with him on his trip to Phoenix this week, so I will finish it when he returns.

Happy New year.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Community Column

Dear Friends and Family,

Many of you have asked about my community column. Please follow the link to the left for my most recent columns. I will update it with new ones after they are published in the HT.

I will try to update it with some of my favorite columns of the past year as time permits.

Thanks for reading and I always welcome your feedback.


Sunday, December 16, 2007


Some days I wish that the snow and ice would cause everything to close.  It would be nice to have a good excuse to stay in today. Wouldn't it?  And yes, I am the kind of person who needs an excuse.