Facebook: devalues true friends (and undermines well-being)

Studies are confirming what we already know – if we aren’t guarded in our use of Facebook, it can have a negative emotional, psychological and, I add, spiritual impact on our lives.  This past week articles about Facebook’s negative impact have been trending on my wall.  Even the sermon at church touched upon Facebook and… Read More Facebook: devalues true friends (and undermines well-being)

San Diego answers with a community Christmas Market

Last Thursday when I posted about German Christmas markets I admit I was feeling a bit sorry for myself that I couldn’t be there this year.  Traditional food and drink, artisan wares, community gathering.  I was pleasantly surprised three days later by a fest that took place not two blocks from our house and supplied… Read More San Diego answers with a community Christmas Market

Community gathering – the Christmas market

Right about now every travel site and travel show will be talking about European Christmas markets.  Traditional, romantic, cultural, local food, local crafts, spicy brews, medieval settings – all good reasons to visit a European Christmas market, if you can.  Christmas markets, like any other highly touristed event, offer the visitor a glimpse of the… Read More Community gathering – the Christmas market