Publisher's Note

We’ve found hospitality includes friendliness

November 19, 2017

In just four more years, Thanksgiving will be 400 years old. I love to host a big Thanksgiving feast for family and friends. Perhaps that’s because I am a descendant of Miles Standish, that fiery-tempered […]


Top 5 things to love about October

October 1, 2017

I’ve always said, “Autumn is the springtime of people.”  Despite the fun of summer, when the season’s over, people are just a tad worn out. Then comes the fall. School begins, football begins, other organized […]

Publisher's Note

Get creative with family time

August 20, 2017

People are like water. No, I am not referring to the scientific percentage of water that makes up the human body, I am referring to the principle of physics — water takes the path of […]

Publisher's Note

A hybrid American says ‘happy birthday’

July 17, 2017

I’m a hybrid American celebrating the Fourth of July and our nation’s birthday. Hybrid American — what’s that? Like everyone else, my lineage falls under two paths: one from my mother’s side, and one from […]

Publisher's Note

Try Disconnecting to really connect

June 16, 2017

Sitting around a table on a boat with friends and loved ones playing cards at night, laughing hysterically with a few cocktails flowing. That is the memory that prompts this note. Of course, when an […]

Publisher's Note

Experience: It’s what makes us who we are

May 28, 2017

It was an unconventional wedding. The bride entered the room to meet her groom and the officiant to the sound of the old Rolling Stones’ tune “She’s Like a Rainbow,” and the officiant provided a […]

Publisher's Note

We offer SO many ways to find out about fun

April 4, 2017

Here at Recreation News Media, particularly in the Publisher’s Note, you’ll read numerous reasons why you should take a getaway. It’s good for the mind and soul, it’s good for productivity, it’s a good use […]

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Re-thinking life, not just retirement

March 6, 2017

It happens again and again. This time, we are sitting on a white sand Jamaican beach, cocktails in hand, bellies full from a romantic dinner at the resort, waves lapping at the shoreline. We are […]

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What’s love got to do with it?

January 28, 2017

It started out with Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, being a single-day observance. From a fixed date, it expanded to a broader range with people trying to incorporate it into a weekend event. When Valentine’s Day […]

Publisher's Note

The more things change, the more they are the same

November 22, 2016

The Colonial roots of Thanksgiving are based on being thankful for being strangers in a strange land, struggling to make it all work, and the assistance given by the natives. The Colonists were bold and […]