What kids really want for ChristmasDecember 3, 2013
The ending of one year and the beginning of another inevitably brings about thoughts of self-improvement and reflection. It is all too easy to remain in our human comfort zone – walking only down well-trodden paths that take us back to the same activities, people, and things we know. This year as you look back try and remember the last time you strayed from that path. If it has been too long, you might consider taking action during the new year to mix it up a bit. Continue reading
Elizabeth Cohen’s body of work is impressive. Her 2006 memoir, The Family on Beartown Road, was recognized as a Notable Pick by the New York Times and her most recent effort, The Hypothetical Girl, was chosen as a selection for Oprah’s Book Club. She recently talked with Jill’s own Ann Tracy about when she realized she wanted to be a writer, wanting to taker her book’s characters on spa vacations, and dishes (just a little) on a new book of poetry on the horizon. Interview by Ann Tracy Continue reading
If you’re struggling to get organized, Gloria Volz of Adirondack Organized Solutions has a few tips to help you dig out.
Dear Reader: Turn to your left. What do you see? If you are like many North Country Residents, there is a pile of “stuff” sitting next to you, waiting to be put away, sorted or thrown out. And where did you leave your keys? Your cell phone? Don’t worry, most of this is normal. Continue reading
With the holiday season just around the corner, many of us are scrambling to keep ourselves organized. If you have a smart phone, check out these apps that will help you stay on track this holiday season. Continue reading
My two favorite shows right now are Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire. I’m behind on both of them – I’m up to the third season in Downton and the second in Boardwalk – so as usual, I’m behind the trends. Continue reading
Colder weather requires warmer drinks, does it not? Nothing says cold weather treat like hot cocoa. Whether you make it in a package or from scratch, this warm and sweet treat is sure to melt even the iciest Mr. Freeze.
For those of you who wish to try it from scratch, here is the classic recipe. This recipe can be found on the back of any Hershey’s cocoa mix container. As a rule, I remove the salt, especially since it is such a small amount.