Valentine’s Day is upon us again, and I’ve realized that I’ve never written about the best relationship book I’ve ever read, despite urging friends to read it for the last year and a half. I’m talking about Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – And Keep – Love, by Amir Levine, M.D., and Rachel Heller, M.A. I’ve read many dating and relationship books over the years, and Attached beats them all. For the sake of simplicity, I’m going to compare it with The Rules, by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider. Continue reading
Late last March, I was driving from Tallahassee to Apalachicola to attend an art festival when a sign along highway 98 caught my attention. Set near a funky shop, it consisted of a simple wooden A-frame with two things tacked onto it: a painted heart and a canvas reading “OPEN.” Although its purpose was to entice visitors inside the store, I was struck by the sign’s metaphorical meaning.
One thing I haven’t written about yet on my blog is food, which is a little odd because I LOVE food. My Grandpa used to tell me a story about the time when I was two or three years old and wandered off during an open house at my brother’s elementary school. Naturally, they found me at the snack table, happily chowing down. (Probably on something sweet, like cookies or brownies.)
So it’s about time I share the love. In the past couple of months, I’ve discovered three treats that make my taste buds do the happy dance.
I’ve always loved animals, and my parents are avid bird-watchers. Although I’ve seen a few bald eagles here in Florida, it’s not really possible to get a close-up view like this live video feed of a bald eagle nest in Decorah, Iowa. Courtesy of The Raptor Resource Project, www.raptorresource.org.
© Karen Joslin, 2011