Coronavirus = Time for Swedish Death Cleaning

Photo of author’s bookshelves filled with books, photos, and memorabilia taken by author (Joyce O’Day). Relax! This is about organizing your stuff and not about funeral rites! The concept of döstädning (death cleaning) was popularized in Margareta Magnusson’s 118-page book The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to free yourself and your family from a lifetime … Continue reading Coronavirus = Time for Swedish Death Cleaning

Candy Sandwiches

What is every preschooler’s food fantasy? My grandson’s was a candy sandwich. The Birth of the Concept We are blessed with the most adorable Irish twins - ages 4 and 5. They were born one year apart with January birthdays. A couple of months ago, while visiting them, my step-daughter Jenn asked what kind of … Continue reading Candy Sandwiches

Orange (County) Sunshine: Celebrating My Anniversary in Laguna Beach

The Set-Up Late on the night of December 27, while watching a documentary about the band Rush and their final tour - Rush: Time Stand Still - I was inspired to Google the term “Orange Sunshine.” To my surprise, the movie Orange Sunshine was scheduled to have a special screening at the Laguna Art Museum … Continue reading Orange (County) Sunshine: Celebrating My Anniversary in Laguna Beach

The Challanges of Teaching Truth in the Age of Trump: If I Had Not Retired, I May Have Been Fired!

I remember when my daughter announced that Donald Trump had entered the race for the Republican nominee. I laughed, thinking it was a joke. How could a shady businessman and reality TV host earn the trust of the American public? It seemed absurd. I watched The Apprentice for the first few seasons - it was … Continue reading The Challanges of Teaching Truth in the Age of Trump: If I Had Not Retired, I May Have Been Fired!