Labors of Love - February 2018

The Power of Youth Voice

Perhaps it’s because my then-7-year-old-daughter, with no prompting, took it upon herself to write a letter chastising the editor of Highlights magazine for publishing a child’s plagiarized Shel Silverstein poem as her own, or maybe it’s because I’ve had the…

Mattress Day

This weekend unremitting TV ads and an avalanche of circulars beckoned me to purchase a memoryfoam, innerspring, coil or pillow-top mattress. This got me wondering, what do the founding fathers have to do with low-priced mattresses? After several Google searches…

Family Air & Heat, LLC

With last week’s artic chill shared on Facebook beside posts of captivating cats and gamboling goats, it wasn’t uncommon to also see posts bemoaning the loss of heat and requests for recommendations for a reliable HVAC company. Some turned to…

KIND, BRAVE and FUN

“When a person buys one of our cards we know they’re sending good vibes to someone they care about,” says Liz Maute Cooke, owner of Lionheart Prints. Cooke’s cards, much like her personality, are full of exuberance, sunshine and a…