Beth Blake

Holiday discounts

When purchasing jewelry, by all means do look for discounts—but care must always be exercised in this regard. There are exceptions, but for the most part, manuf...

Wrap star!

No peeking! The author is ready to wrap.—Bob Soucy photo Most families have their own special traditions during the holidays…decorating the tree, making Chr...

It’s in the air

Fall is here! It was here for me, a month ago when I was writing this. Who knows what it will be like outside when you are reading this. Yet fall is upon us ...

Penury

We nurses write a lot. We type a lot, too, but we sign the bottom of documents all day long. When I was in nursing school, I adopted a signature pen (ha ha), it...

Key party

Just a few words about keys. I seem to collect more as I grow older. As a child, growing up in lower Fairfield County, we never even thought of locking our door...