From candle jar to plant home

I love candles. Aromatherapy from scented candles housed in glass jars creates a sense of peace and calm in my apartment. But when the wick burns down to the bottom of the jar, I always struggle to find a new purpose for the glass jar rather than throwing it away. Until the other day when…

5 ways to avoid back, leg & knee injury

Strained back. Weak knees. Pains in the legs. At 55, I consider myself fortunate. I’m a certified nursing assistant who has spent the better part of 20-plus years lifting, transferring, and rolling over patients taller and heavier than me. Yet, I’ve never had any back or leg problems; and the only knee problems I’ve ever…

Foggy: A mini fiction moment

She should know this room. She should know that just last week she polished the wood paneling with Old English and a clean cloth. She should remember choosing the red and black décor. But she didn’t – and they knew she didn’t. Look at them standing there staring at her waiting … waiting for her,…