Joe Brandt

August 2016 HomeBriefs

ELBAR Pool Houses are constructed at the company’s own construction site, and can be delivered virtually anywhere in the world. — Photo courtesy of ELBAR Pool ...

Extra strength

Now and then I pass a mirror and am shocked by the sight of an old man looking back. I have always theorized that if you look at yourself every day you will not...

The kindness bus

Maya Angelou once asked us to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud, but that’s harder than it looks. We’re all taught the importance of kindness when young bu...

Greenish

I am writing this column on a day in which the temperature is projected to reach 85 degrees. Up until today, it has been unseasonably and unreasonably cold. The...

White noise

I’m not at all ashamed to admit I’m a homebody. I like spending time at home, and it’s where I’m really and truly happiest. No matter where we travel — it could...
jewelry box

Q&A

The following is a collection of questions that have been submitted by readers: Q: I have been looking at round diamonds (for an engagement ring) recently, a...