Tag: This I have learned

This I Have Learned…

A License to Laugh! Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg Do you ever look at license plates while you are stopped in traffic or at a red light? Some of us do. For it seems that creativity, in the form of a unique admixture of letters and numbers on license plates, abounds on the highways and byways…

This I Have Learned: Imagine If Historical Figures Used Texting

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg Most of us love technology, and, let’s face it, technology has improved our lives in numerous ways. As examples: a GPS for our car; instantaneous communication via computer, or cell phone (texting, etc.); high-tech refrigerators/ovens; microwaves; as well as medical procedures/implements that improve the human condition. However, when we have learned to…

This I Have Learned: Living in Arizona

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg It goes without saying that we all have moved to the state of Arizona for a multitude of reasons: the weather, the topography, the dark skies, the ability to be outdoors every day of the year, and the myriad of activities that can be had, especially while living in an over age…

This I Have Learned: Oh No! Not Today, of All Days!

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg Ten-O-Six, Clearasil, Noxzema—remember these products from the past? They comprised the acne arsenal for the teenagers of the 1960s. Perhaps you used one, or all of them? Surely, we all know the pain of getting up one morning on a special day when, after weeks of planning for a special event, you…

This I Have Learned: Happy Valentine’s Day from Around the World!

Mary Jo Bellner-Swartzberg Much has been written about Valentine’s Day over the centuries. Shrouded in mystery, Valentine’s Day has the vestiges of Roman, Catholic, and pagan traditions. History has indicated that Valentine greetings date back to the Middle Ages. It may not surprise anyone that Valentine’s Day is big business—in 2019 Americans spent $20.7 billion for Valentine’s…