AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – FIREFIGHTERS!

12
Sep
Having just lived through the stress and near miss of hurricane Dorian, and in light of yesterday’s sobering anniversary - 18 years since 9/11 - I am feeling very thankful for the emergency services.   I must give a big shout out to Chief Freddy Howell and his team atBryan County Emergency Services for all they do to keep over 38,000 residents in our region safe, and for being so prepared for when we are under threat from natural or other disasters. Freddy’s responsibilities here in Bryan County include firefighters, and did you know that our EMS team provide a...

AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – TIME FOR SOME SHUT-EYE

29
Aug
The subject of sleep has been a hot topic in our household in recent months as we invested in a “smart bed”.  We needed to replace our old mattress and we went for a modern version which lets my husband and I choose our differing mattress firmness levels and other settings.   Linked to our Wi-Fi, every morning an app on my smart phone shows me how well I slept, compares it to previous nights, develops graphs and trends, and the like. I am fascinated by how much personalized data I get on my own biometrics and sleep patterns from...

AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – WOODSTOCK – 50 YEARS ON

15
Aug
I have been thinking a great deal about music since the Savannah VOICE Festival’s seventh season is underway (www.savannahvoicefestival.org). This great non-profit organization has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years, with over 30 events this year, featuring something for everyone:  opera, Broadway and pop concerts, and one of my personal favorites next week: ‘Old Time Rock and Roll: Music of the 70’s. This, in turn, lead me to thinking about another important date on the musical calendar – the 50thanniversary of Woodstock.   On August 15, 1969 - exactly 50 years ago today - the Woodstock...