Author Archives: Maplewood Press

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 […]

Amateur Radio Dad

Silent Keys When I was young, my Dad woke me up late at night and whispered, “Shh, come listen.” Mother would have never approved of me being up so late, but Dad was the kind who tended to break rules if there was an adventure to be had. And I was always ready to be his side-kick in […]