Saying goodbye to a pet is part of loving them. The grief is real, but as with any loss, the right song can play a role in getting through it. Here are some songs to help.
Like every decade, the 1970's produced hit music. Some of those songs are made immortal by later artists who remake them by performing and recording covers. You can hear some of them here.
Osteoporosis affects millions of people and it can be severely debilitating. However, many people have dangerous misconceptions about this condition that need to be cleared up.
A capsule endoscopy procedure may be a good, less invasive procedure if the small intestines need to be examined. Learn about the how the procedure works and it's advantages and limitations.
Nonverbal communication often sends a stronger signal than the words you use to communicate. Learn what nonverbal communication is and find tips on how to interpret it and use it better.
The Nickel Plate Trail offers residents and visitors a safe and beautiful place to walk, bicycle, or inline skate on it's paved surface. The trail is currently divided into two sections. A 12.7 mile southern end between...
Versailles State Park is located just east of Versailles, Indiana off of US highway 50. It is a 5,988 acre park. Work on the park started in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. (CCC) but the project was handed over...
Balloon kyphoplasty procedures have been used to treat spinal fractures for a number of years now. Learn more about the procedure through my personal experience.
If you need some help finding the best plasma TV this page should help.
While Chicago, Illinois is home to the Garfield Conservatory, one of the largest and most renowned in the nation, Indianapolis has it's own small conservatory at Garfield Park, on the southside of the city. Considerably...
If you are looking for waterfalls, there are a number of them in Appalachian Mountains. Along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park there are an abundance of cascades. Some of these...
With hundreds of miles of mountain hiking available, the Ramsey Cascades Trail is one of the more popular hikes within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. It's not the longest, nor the most strenous,...
Digital photo frames can be a great way of displaying your favorite photos and videos. Find out about choosing them here.
I love green beans. I like them steamed, sautéed, cooked in casseroles, and even when they're served with just a few of the right seasonings too. Find out why you should love these garden vegetables and ideas on how to...
Harmonie State Park lies in the southwest corner of Indiana along the banks of the Wabash river. It's bordered by Illinois to the west and Kentucky lies a short distance to the south. It's a natural setting with...
If you go out on your bike, there are a number of things you need to take along for safety. Find out what some of the options are for your bike.
Chain O' Lakes State Park lies in north eastern Indiana, near Albion. It encompasses 2,718 acres of land and a series of small lakes that are perfect for canoeing, fishing, and paddle boating during the warmer months. ...
Southeast of the small town of Medicine Bow, Wyoming lie the Medicine Bow Mountains and the Medicine Bow National Forest. The Snowy Range is part of this area as well. Along Interstate Highway 80, Laramie which is to...
In August 2010, I took a trip to Wyoming and saw Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and other sites in the area. In total, I spent just over 2 days in the Tetons and hiked a number of trails and...
In mid-August 2010, I took a trip to Yellowstone National Park. I had a Yellowstone vacation many years ago, as a child of 6 or 7 years of age, but wanted to return since I remembered little of that earlier trip. Taking...
If you were a kid during the 1970's, you may or may not remember some of the celebrities that teens and preteens loved. This page is dedicated to some of those teen celebrities.
An electronic writing pad can go by many names; digital memo pad, electronic writing tablet, digital writing pad, electronic tablet, and several other monikers are common. But in general what these devices do is allow...
Velcro rollers are simple to use and can make your hair look great if you want more volume, wave, or curl. Here are tips for those of you who have never used them.
Deer are graceful animals and I love having them around. We have them near our home and it's not uncommon to wake up and see one or two in our yard or very nearby. Like so many things though, they can be a nuisance. For...
Discover Potato Creek State Park in Indiana.
Shakamak State Park lies in southwestern Indiana. It includes 1,766 acres of land including three lakes: Lake Lenape, Lake Shakamak, and Lake Kickapoo. If offers a number of outdoor recreational opportunities including...
Every lose important photos? I did. This is how I recovered them.
One dreary March afternoon, I paid a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. If you love auto racing, history, or cars, then it's a must see if you're ever in proximity to Indianapolis, Indiana. The museum is...
As the number of medications you take add up, it can become difficult to remember to take them on time. An electronic pill dispenser can be a tremendous benefit to assure that you maintain the correct dosage of each and...
Wainscoting is a great way to update your home, but hiring a professional to design and do the woodwork can add up. I've provided three DIY options as well as my experience with DIY wainscoting below!
If you care for cats who live outdoors, then you need to learn how to keep them safe from winter's wrath with an outdoor cat shelter. Here are the practical tips you need.
If you like Do-It-Yourself projects, making this simple wall key holder should be a snap.
If you are the kind of person who only needs text messaging, why pay for voice minutes you won't use? Here are the options.
My husband, like many American men, loves beef. Not long after we met years ago, I made my first meal for him. It was beef stroganoff. Now, many years later, he still requests this dish periodically. This particular...
Pressure cookers can make cooking easier, meats more tender and juicy, and time spent in the kitchen minimized. Learn more here.
There are approximately 90 covered bridges throughout Indiana, but Parke County in southwest Indiana has the largest concentration of them with 34 (or so) still standing. The first of the covered bridges built in the...
Brown County State Park lies south of Indianapolis, Indiana. It provides a pretty, rolling landscape. It's a great place to enjoy hiking and more.
McCormick's Creek State Park in Indiana provides a scenic location for hiking, camping, and the opportunity to rest and relax with nature. The area includes canyons, rolling, wooded terrain, and small creeks. It lies...
Pokagon State Park lies in the north eastern corner of Indiana, near Angola, Indiana. The park offers visitors camping, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, and horseback riding. In the winter, sledding, ice skating,...
The southern tip of Lake Michigan lies along Indiana's northern edge. Here, for a 25 mile stretch, lies the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, an area that provides a tremendous diversity of landscape, plant, and...
Summit Lake State Park was established in 1988. It offers hiking trails, campgrounds, and an 800 acre manmade lake for fishing, birdwatching and a close look at rural Indiana prairie, wetland, and woodland landscapes. ...
Outside of tiny Liberty, Indiana lies Whitewater Memorial State Park along with the Hornbeam Nature Preserve and adjacent Brookville Reservoir. The park offers camping, hiking, boating, fishing, horseback riding, and...
Rail trails have sprung up around the country in the past 10 to 15 years. They have been a popular way of making use of old rail beds which offers residents a good fitness activity. A number of these rail trails exist...
Fort Harrison State Park is a small state park located on the north east side of Indianapolis, Indiana. If offers hiking, biking, and horseback riding. In the winter, it's a popular spot for sledding as well. It's a...
Tippecanoe River State Park lies just off the eastern edge of U.S. Highway 35 in northern Indiana, just outside the town of Winamac. With over 22 miles of trails, access to the Tippecanoe River, and plenty of camping;...
Prior to the late 1800's, many inland areas of the United States relied on canals for affordable transportation. The Wabash & Erie Canal was the longest canal in the country upon it's completion. It didn't last long,...
Mounds State Park is located east of Anderson, Indiana off of highway 232. It's a small state park established in 1930 that encompasses 290 acres of land and includes 6 miles of hiking trails. Of greater historical...
Spring Mill state park is located outside of tiny Mitchell, Indiana in the southern part of the state. It was established in 1927 and includes a nature preserve that is home to a variety of wildlife from the endangered...
The key to a perfect pie is often in the crust. For many pies, this means a good flakey crust made from dough that you prepare at home. For other pies, it's a graham cracker crust. Here is a simple recipe.
You can stimulate language skills, imagination, and creativity through simple activities with preschool age children. Learn more about how to do it here.
Shades State Park lies in west central Indiana along Sugar Creek, outside of Crawfordsville, Indiana. It includes 2,200 acres of land that is believed to have once been inhabited by the Piankeshaw Indians, a Miami...
Whether you want to consolidate your devices or save some cash, you might be considering a video camera cell phone; one that has a good digital camera built-in that can also record video that's respectable. For some...
A few hundred years ago, tall grass prairies were a common sight in portions of the American midwest, including northwestern Indiana. Of course, many things have changed since then, not the least of which is the use of...
The Cardinal Greenway is the longest single bike trail in Indiana. It's a paved rail trail which is used by walkers, runners, bicyclists and those with inline skates. It's great for fitness training*, families, and...
I'm a confirmed hike-omaniac. I try to work it into nearly every vacation or getaway, and only the extremes of any season can keep me away. I'll hike mountains, prairies, wetlands, canyons, or anything else that's got a...
Many years ago my husband and I began planning some of our vacation time around rail trails. These trails are revamped rail lines set up to accommodate bike riders and walkers; and in some instances those who roller...
I grew up in Indiana. My parents frequently took us to state park areas for the day and I grew to love the experience of hiking in the woods with the sights, sounds, and smells of nature replenishing my soul. Our...
Have a pet? Then you have fur. Here are some of the best ways to survive the fur deluge.
Tips for surviving a job loss as well as suggestions on how bosses can be part of the solution.
Some people have dogs, some have cats, and others have birds. However, for those of us who just want a pure bundle of love, we have a bunny. Learn a few interesting facts about these little critters and vote for the...
We love our cats and we want to protect them. Losing a cat can be traumatic but it happens every day. If you take a few precautions, like using a breakaway cat collar, you can improve your chances.
Any electronic device is susceptible to damage when dropped, exposed to excessive heat, cold, or moisture. Dust and dirt can also work to destroy such devices. If you're an individual who works or plays in an...
For some seniors, poor balance, weakness, or limited range of motion can make it difficult to bathe, shower, and toilet. Find out what you can do to assist them.
If you were a kid in the 1970's then you might have some fun remembering some of the games and toys you had.
Basic bicycle safety includes having a way to keep your tires inflated when on a ride. If you are a beginner here are some tips you can use.
For those who are active, having access to clean fresh water while you are out is a matter of your health and safety. A good water filtration bottle is a simple answer. Learn more about them here.
Medical alert systems can help keep elderly individuals safe when living independently. Here are some tips for choosing them and a review of some of the more popular ones.
Find out here how to care for, choose, and install your projector lamp.
Kids can learn a lot by mastering and using devices such as cameras and camcorders. Attention, focus, creativity, and imagination are all enhanced. Learn more about choosing and creatively using these devices with kids.
You've made the step and gone to digital photos. You can view them on your computer, e-mail them to friends, and take them to the store to get prints or maybe even print them at home. But after that you think, what can...
The 70's music scene was about some important transitions. Some of the major names in popular music were gone. A softer rock genre emerged. But so did heavy metal, cross over country, punk, reggae and disco. Relive the...
There is a lot of quality programming available today but it is due in part to the show's of the 1970's which reflected much of the social change of that time period.
Cell phones are great little tools and entertainment devices. Many of them can access the web, take pictures and even video, let you read your e-mail, text message others, and even provide you with video and audio...
Cell phones are great tools for maximizing productivity, providing security, and enhancing lives with better communication. Find out what devices and software make them accessible for those with vision loss.
Millions of adults find themselves increasingly in the role of caring for elderly parents. Here are some tips gleaned from years spent as a caregiver.
Digital cameras get more talented all of the time as features and resolution continue to grow. This is great news for enthusiasts and novices alike. The only drawback is that often when deciding to buy a newer model,...
If you travel with your camera or take a large volume of photos, a GPS camera may be a good thing to consider. Learn about their functions and the options you have for geotagging your images.
If you live in Indiana and want to get away for a day or you are simply passing through the state, here are some tips on places to see.
As a kid, I used to love my mother's homemade vegetable soup. While she didn't work from a recipe, I made one for her as she worked in the kitchen so the rest of us could enjoy it.
Want to capture some great images while you play in the surf, snorkel, or hike in all kinds of weather conditions? Get tips for choosing and using the right compact waterproof camera.
There are only a few people who oppose sex education in schools, but more people oppose comprehensive sex education over abstinence-only programs. Although I understand the value of wanting kids to wait, I think it's...
Advertising is a prevalent influence in children's lives. How has it changed over the years, what affect does it have, and what can parents do to counteract it's influence?
Parents are often blamed or credited for the way their adult children behave, the success that they have, and the misfortunes they experience. We often look to the parents to see where someone's values come from and to...
Mulberry, Indiana is a small rural community in Indiana. Learn a bit about it's history and see what it has to offer.
Cats rival dogs as the most popular pets. . Unfortunately, there is a growing problem with stray cats and kittens. Find out how you can help.
If you take your camera along on outdoor excursions, to a work site, or are perhaps a little clumsy, you might want to consider a camera with better durability. Here are some tips..
Cell phones offer a number of great of functions. Of course, all phones provide calling but from there, things get more individualized. Some people prioritize fast and easy texting, others want a camera that can produce...
Rail trails make bicycling safe and easy. They provide an ideal place for a family outing.
In the late 1800's and early 1900's the circus was a very popular form of entertainment. Traveling from town to town, they brought their shows filled with exotic animals, daring performers, and rousing music to adoring...
If you want a phone but don't want the commitment of a plan there are a couple of possibilities for you.
Unwanted calls and messages can be anywhere from frightening to a simple annoyance. Get tips for ending the madness.
There are many tips for saving money out there. However, this page is focused on examining ways you can adjust your mindset or your lifestyle to live on less and still live well.
Many camcorders on the market are capable of taking still photos in addition to recording video footage. The question that many consumers have however is whether or not these devices can do double duty well enough so...
Like any decade, growing up in the 1970's was unique. It was a simpler time in many ways and yet a time of change and complexity.
If you're new to digital photography you may have questions about how to download or transfer photos to computer where you can edit, save, or share them on the internet. Here are the options.
A TV for the kitchen can really make life easier. Get to know your options here.
If you want a new digital camera but you don't want to spend big this page can help you find the best cameras under $100.
At some point you may be dissatisfied with your available cash. You may decide you need to figure out where you're going wrong. This page offers tips on how to save more of your money.
Images you take with a digital camera are stored digitally in the cameras internal memory or on an external device such as a memory card or micro drive. Learn about choosing, using, and caring for memory cards.
The lens on a digital camera is one of the most critical and expensive parts of your equipment. If the images you create are to be sharp and clear, the camera lens must be clean and scratch free. Here are tips on doing...
Most people love and fondly remember their first car. I'm no different. My first car, back in 1984 was a Pontiac Fiero. Wow, was I in for a ride.
The camcorder of today allows even casual users to create great home movies. Learn some tips to make your movies stand out.
Why would cell phones for seniors need to be any different than typical phones? For many individuals, they don't. For others however there are some special considerations. Learn more here.
Here is some necessary information for anyone who has experienced envy upon viewing someone else's photos. The tips here will help you create images everyone loves.
Children in the US are exposed to thousands of hours of television, internet content, billboards, magazines, and other forms of media. What effect does it have on young minds and what can parents do to counteract any...
With the right programming, a television can provide entertainment and education for children. However, as we all know, it contains a significant amount of negative images. Learn more about its influence and how to...
If you value your photos you will need to back them up. Find out about your options.
If you have a hearing impairment or know someone who does maybe you should consider an amplified phone to make communication easier and more effective. Here are tips for choosing the right one.
Cell phones disappear daily. They're sometimes merely misplaced but occasionally they are stolen. Here's what you need to know if it happens to you.
If you think it might be time to get your child a cell phone, there are a few things to consider. Here is some info to help you make your decision.
So you have a great new phone, but what do you do with the old one. Here are some ideas.
Get help choosing the best cell phone for someone with a hearing impairment.
Stimulating a child's love of learning is one of the most important tasks for parents and teachers. Find out what photography can do to make it fun.