The Sound of Silence

I’m the type of person who relishes quiet. Ambient noise is fine as long as it’s not louder than a clock ticking. My two kids are the opposite of quiet. They’re not just loud. They’re shrill and thunderous at ear-piercing levels. Never in my life did I think children of mine would make this much…

There’s a Neon Buddha in the Front Yard

While I wouldn’t consider myself to be “well-traveled” in that I haven’t been to Europe or anywhere outside of the continental US other than the Bahamas, I do like to think that I have traveled a lot. It may have only been to California, New York, Maryland, Florida, Texas, etc. but I’ve been a lot…

Southern New Year’s Day Tradition

  For as long as I can remember my family has celebrated New Year’s Day in a very specific way. We eat. A lot. And we don’t eat just anything, we eat what has become for me, and I’m sure many other southerners, the traditional fare. We have black eyed peas, rice, collard greens, cornbread…

Celebrating Bowl Season!

Bowl season is here and like any good Georgians, we’re rooting for UGA as they face off against Penn State in the TaxSlayer Bowl. In the south, football is a religion and while I as a girl, never played the sport, I did attend many a football game. When our high school team won, we…

Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Business this Holiday Season

It’s never fun to think about bad things happening, however, we all realize that they do. Although the Christmas and New Year holiday season is mostly one filled with laughter and fun, it’s also a prime time for burglaries, robberies and various other crimes and even accidents. So we have to do our best to…