Category: Nora’s Corner

More Than the Indy 500

Indianapolis is so much more than the “Indy 500.” After a number of visits with family there, I’m even more impressed with its many attractions for visitors as well as residents. Home to the Colts football and the Pacers basketball…

A Ministry of Flowers

There are many pleasurable aspects of my living in the Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, Md. But the one I especially appreciate is the way fresh flowers appear regularly in unique arrangements for the library and a nook…

Dog-Friendly Trails

I don’t have a dog, but I love my family’s canine members — Lilly, a golden retriever, and Lotus, a black lab. Perhaps this is the reason I was attracted to a particular guidebook displayed in the California Welcome Center…

Winter is Time for Hygge*

A sign above a book display near the children’s room in the Olney Library reads: “Hygge with a Good Book.” I thought, “Oh, no, not another new acronym I’m supposed to know and I don’t.” Then I noticed another sign…

A Santa Saga

Santa Claus was almost Gospel truth in my family. All the questions about him that occurred to me over my early years just hung out there in the blue unknown for my first eight or nine years. I kept these…

A ‘Roots’ Book Launch

If it takes a village to raise a child, it took all my remaining family in Missouri to help me launch my recently published children’s book, “Noni’s Little Problem,” in its setting of Springfield, Mo. I had no idea how…

Productive Time Spent Waiting in Line

Waiting in line isn’t my favorite pastime, especially when I’m pressed for time. My composure is severely tested when I see several cashiers and a manager trying to help solve one customer’s problem while the line of waiting customers grows…