FOOD FOR THOUGHT, Ann’s Blog

Gladness and Joy

Last column I suggested that you not let the stupid things get you down. I shared a story of an exchange with a telemarketer that threatened to temporarily destroy my serenity. This time I’d like suggest that you DO let gladsome exchanges lift you up.… Read More

Don’t Let Stupid Things Get You Down

My trusty calendar alert had just reminded I have a column due, and I was wondering what to write about this week, when I got a call originating from Park Ridge, IL.  The entire caller ID was not revealed, but it started off 1-847-823-54…  I answered prepared to tell the caller to take me off their calling list.… Read More

The “Green Thing”

I confess this column is not original.  This story came across my desk again this week, and it’s too good not to share. I’m guessing that many of you readers of “Food For Thought” can relate to this. If you’re one of the younger folks who can’t relate, it’s good information for you to know so you don’t inadvertently tick off one of us older folks. … Read More

A Reason, A Season, Or A Lifetime

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Connecting With Long Time Friends

I’m writing from the Jet Blue terminal at Logan Airport while readying to take off for Richmond, VA.  I’ll be visiting Dianna and Laura (formerly Ragge) this Labor Day Weekend. Some of you “mature” townies may remember them living on Eighth Avenue, across the street from the beach where they were flooded out in every storm.… Read More

The Fall

It’s back to school time again. I haven’t had kids going back to school for quite a number of years. Even so Fall is my favorite season. I love the cooler days that arrive in New England, the changing of the leaves, and the return to more structured days.… Read More

Thoughts from the Dalai Lama

I recently came across a quote, attributed to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. I had an idea of who he is, but wanted to clarify.  From dalailam.com, I share the briefest overview of what I learned: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk.… Read More

Ship Shape

Just a bit of a rant this week on taking environmental responsibility, first, of a very specific kind. Signs. I urge anyone who puts up signs for yard sales, bridal or wedding showers, road races, and other events, to do the responsible thing, and take the signs down soon after the event.… Read More

Being Present

With her blessing, I share with you my friend Meadow Linn’s thoughts, with some paraphrase, from a seminar-at-sea on an Alaska cruise. Enjoy the “Food For Thought.” “While our ship traveled along the Inside Passage, past evergreen cliffs and snow-covered peaks, I spent a lot of time pondering the natural world and the importance of solitude.… Read More

Independence Day

This Saturday, July 4th, we hopefully recall and show respect for the courageous act of our forefathers: the signing of the Declaration of Independence; declaring independence from Great Britain. Independence Day is typically associated with fireworks and parades, picnics and family reunions, barbecues and baseball games, fairs and carnivals, the Boston Pops Holiday Concert and fireworks on the Esplanade.… Read More

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