Author Archives: Maplewood Press

Old School Social Media: Prohibition and the Women’s Right to Vote-A First Hand Account.

What gets this history geek excited? Random mysteries that need to be investigated. Here is one that fell into my lap. The backstory:  I found a stash of vintage postcards in my old house. I started sending them to family and friends. Who wouldn’t want to receive a 1950s motel advertisement postcard? I soon ran […]

Maple Tree Adoration Part Two: Beautiful Leaves, Delicious Syrup

There is no secret why I named my blog Maplewood Press: I adore maple trees.               Even as a young child I was fascinated by these magical trees. Why do I think Maple Trees are magical? Beautiful Leaves: When you conjure up the perfect romantic vision of New England, […]

Self-Help for Insomnia

Having trouble falling asleep?  Too much on your mind?    Before you reach for a sleep medication that may have side effects, please try my techniques that I have used for years and have taught to many people.         When a baby has trouble falling asleep, what does the mother do? She cuddles […]

A New Englander’s Take on the Big Easy’s Mardi Gras

Normally trees don’t bloom in February. In New Orleans, Louisiana they do. They bloom with colorful strands of beads that remain there for weeks, possibly months! Or… the beads were tossed from creatively decorated floats by masked and costumed people to exuberant and loud spectators and they were caught instead by the trees. Most people […]

New Year Re-set Toward Happiness

Happy New Year and a Happy Re-set! Re-set? Yes, we have 356 unknown days ahead of us. Sure, some are predetermined such as holidays, birthdays, vacations, and such, but the actual content of those days is not set in stone. When we were kids the passing of time seemed so slow! Then as we grew […]