5 Books About Richmond, VA You Won’t Want to Put Down

5 Books About Richmond, VA You Won’t Want to Put Down

Have you ever been to Richmond, Virginia? Would you like to learn more about it? Whether you are living in Richmond, wanting to travel there, or just love learning about different places, there are several books that you won’t want to put down. Each book is chalked full of information about the history and culture of Richmond. There are also several which are specific to certain topics that you may enjoy. The following are reviews of books that are highly recommended. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond: Including Petersburg, Williamsburg,…

Ten Absurd Myths About Aging

Ten Absurd Myths About Aging

It’s no wonder so many people dread growing older.  With so many ideas in society today about what it means to age, it’s understandable when seniors look to the future with a sense of foreboding.  If the headlines are true, everyone must face loneliness, poor health, memory loss, and dependence on loved ones in their golden years.  Fortunately, these ideas simply are not true.  Many seniors now enjoy lives full vitality and independence.  Advances in medical science have led to improved health for a great number of people.  Here are…

Great Parenting Advice from Dad About Not Being Special

Great Parenting Advice from Dad About Not Being Special

This gem is from Cyanide and Happiness. I am giving a transcript (below the comic) because I believe there is great wisdom and truth in the words of this comic. Parenting Wisdom Son: Hey Dad, I got an F in the spelling bee and a participation award! I did good, huh? Dad: No kiddo, you did absolutely dreadful. Son: Huh? Dad: See, despite what everyone at school is constantly telling you, you aren’t special. You are special to me, because you’re my son. However, you aren’t special to everybody else….

Adopted Political Leaders Throughout History

Adopted Political Leaders Throughout History

Every person has a story to tell and success doesn’t always come easily.  Sadly, many children start off their lives separated by their birth parents due to death, financial instabilities and worse yet, selfish abandonment.  With the approaching presidential election and this being National Adoption Awareness Month, I wanted to take a look at politicians throughout history that were adopted and see how they overcame a childhood obstacle and succeeded in spite of the circumstances. John Hancock John Hancock was born to a wealthy family near Boston, MA in 1737….

Dr. Seuss Knows Best (Quote)

Dr. Seuss Knows Best (Quote)

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss One of my most favorite quotes. Just thought I would share this for those of you who don’t follow the teachings of Seuss. 😉 I also think very few of us know what this masterful children’s writer looked like. Here are few illustration of Dr. Seuss. I felt it was more appropriate than an photographs. This illustration of Dr. Seuss conveys so much about him. I think this is a good way to remember him. Anyone have any…