Dorothy Harris

The big impact of a big sister

My big sister’s birthday was yesterday and it got me thinking about all the ways she impacted my life and some of the ways I’ve impacted hers. She’d probably tell you things were just fine before I happened along some six years i...
Published: 05/26/16

A shout out about your soundtrack

Mr. Harris and I found ourselves busy with the endless chores of a home owner this past weekend and at the end of the day, dinner out sounded good. We headed to a favorite restaurant, opting to eat on the patio.
Published: 05/19/16

That’s good, that’s bad

When I was in second grade, we had a purple reader that included a 1963 story by author Joan M. Lexau, titled “That’s Good, That’s Bad.”
Updated one month ago

Bird watchers: Creepy or just creeping around?

The initial description was so spot on it reminded me of the identifying mark at the base of the primary feathers on a black-throated blue warbler.
Updated one month ago

Pearls of wisdom

Who is within your circle of influence? If you don’t have any senior friends, you are missing out.
Updated one month ago

The hurdles of a well-planned life

We spent the weekend at University of Florida touring the campus, checking in on our progress and learning once again about all the kid must accomplish over the next couple of years. Talk about overwhelming.
Updated one month ago

Color me crazy

My first emotion was disbelief when my daughter showed me the display of adult coloring books at the book store. “Buy one of these for me,” she requested, selecting just the right one from the vast array to suit her taste.
Updated: 2 months ago

Power of the flower

It may be snowing elsewhere, but here it feels like summer already. Our pollen-coated spring morphed right into heated afternoons and several heavy rains.
Updated: 2 months ago

A taxing experience

Ah yes, it’s time to pull out all the receipts and documents to finish paying off our debt to society once again.
Updated: 2 months ago

Saving daylight

It’s that time of year again when we throw our bodies into timeless confusion by altering the clocks. While the debate over whether Daylight Savings Time is necessary, relevant or appropriate in this modern time continues, we all muddle along ...
Updated: 2 months ago