Dorothy Harris

Three weeks until Christmas

How this is possible, I do not know. I’ve heard time speeds up as one ages, but this is ridiculous. Going from problem to project, timeline to deadline, I find my weeks steaming away like a summer rain on tarry pavement.
Updated: 2 months ago

Embracing changing traditions during Thanksgiving

Today heralds the beginning of the holiday season for many people and evokes a lot of traditions and memories.
Updated: 3 months ago

Time to talk turkey

Thanksgiving is just a week away and it’s time to talk turkey. What I mean of course is whether we would plan to eat like a bird or feast on a fowl. While I have spent holidays avoiding animal protein in the long ago past, the rest of the crew...
Updated: 3 months ago

It’s fall, eh?

“I’m in no hurry,” I sang, letting the mantra float like a leaf lazily spinning down a stream. Harp music strummed and the wind danced my hair as I cruised with the top down.
Updated: 3 months ago

Sleepless in Sebring

“What have I done?,” I muttered, realizing no one was going to get a modicum of sleep this night. Watching the crazed antics before me, I couldn’t help but laugh. Mr. Harris gruffly giggled, “Whose idea was this again?...
Updated: 3 months ago

What really scares me about Halloween

It’s Halloween and while I’m not one to celebrate the holiday, it is scaring me something terrible this year. I thought I’d be okay. I imagined I’d laugh off the terror or at least present a brave face. Sadly, all strength...
Updated: 4 months ago


As a writer, I’m prone to stealing other’s statements like some snatch French fries from a companion’s plate. “You don’t mind if I use that,” I’ll toss out, already pocketing their words in assumption ...
Updated: 4 months ago

Now hear this

It is fall or something like it and a woman’s fancy turns to shopping. Any gal worth her salt in retail prowess will admit this tease of seasonal change makes her yearn for sumptuous sweaters and tall leather boots.
Updated: 4 months ago

The results are in and we are the winner

Two months ago we joined the Complete Health Improvement Program and from time to time as we’ve progressed through CHIP, I’ve shared what we’ve learned along the way. Our weekly CHIP meetings have ended and we’ve moved int...
Updated: 4 months ago

An inconvenient asteroid

Congratulations. If you’re reading this, it means we are still here or Highlands Today has really far reaching circulation. Obviously I’m assuming it’s the former or I would be too busy panicking right along with everyone else to...
Updated: 5 months ago