Keeping mascara till it runs dry is really dangerous

A mascara applicator comes very near the wet surface of the eye on a daily basis while also picking up whatever bacteria or other irritants may be in the other. The tendency of many buyers is to use a mascara until it runs dry. Eye doctors are urging users to discard the container within a … Continue reading Keeping mascara till it runs dry is really dangerous

Want to watch the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia on New Year’s?

During key years of my childhood, we sat down and watched the Mummers Parade faithfully every year. 8 Hours of Mummers. Then I moved, and a change in available TV replaced it with the Tournament of Roses Parade -- a very different, and far more sedate, affair. This is the info for the New Year's … Continue reading Want to watch the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia on New Year’s?

100 ways to make a change if “black lives matter” resonates and you’re not black

I find this list fascinating, not only because of its many "ah-ha!!" moments but because I do so many of these things without thought. https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/ne95dm/how-to-be-a-white-ally-to-people-of-color?utm_source=vicefbus THE LEAST YOU COULD DO | By Kesiena Boom | Apr 19 2018, 1:23pm 100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color Just a few suggestions … Continue reading 100 ways to make a change if “black lives matter” resonates and you’re not black

If your traditions have vanished, what next?

I posted this on Facebook at least partly to remind myself that change is inevitable but seeing it as defeat is not: Everyone goes thru periods when holiday traditions seem established for the rest of time. Then things change. The trick is to distill what’s most important to you about the end of December and … Continue reading If your traditions have vanished, what next?

Not all travel annoyances are inevitable — Amtrak could change its boarding system

I've made hundreds of trips on Amtrak in the Northeastern corridor -- primarily between NYC and DC. One of the inevitable annoyances at the beginning of each journey is the scrum at the top of the escalator or stairs down to the platform, Only after the gate is determined by the routing team and announced, … Continue reading Not all travel annoyances are inevitable — Amtrak could change its boarding system