How Do You Eclipse An Eclipse? BY PAT BURNS What could possibly eclipse an eclipse? Turning it into a family reunion adventure of course! With four siblings and their kids,

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Never Too Young to Tablescape BY PAT BURNS Twice a month on Saturday mornings, my 6-year-old great-granddaughter, Rylan, stays with me while her daddy joins other vibrant 30-year-olds for a

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Check List For Planning A Family Reunion Set a Date Choose a date that works for the majority of family members. Consider holidays or long weekends for better attendance. Create

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Luck of the Irish: Elevating St. Patrick’s Day with Sophisticated Style BY PAT BURNS Being half-Irish and named after the patron saint of Ireland, I think I’m entitled to go all

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Grandmother’s Grand Bowl BY PAT BURNS Maybe this has happened to you, too. You walk into a charming shop and something catches your eye and it instantly captivates you. You

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What CBS Sunday Morning Has Taught Me BY PAT BURNS Launched in 1979, CBS Sunday Morning has been a part of my life. I was 31 years old at that

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Valentine Tablescape BY PAT BURNS Because I enjoy tablescaping for every holiday, you’d think it would be easy to repeat the holiday table themes year after year. All I need

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Holiday Decorating When Physically Disabled BY PAT BURNS Was 2023 a turning point for you? It was for me. At the beginning of this year, I had two serious injuries

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A Charcuterie Board Your Family Will Love BY PAT BURNS If you plan on celebrating the yearend holidays or the New Year with friends and family, you might want to

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BY PAT BURNS The Golden Bachelor, which debuted on ABC on Sept. 28, expanded its Bachelor Nation viewers to a more mature audience. Being one of those mature viewers, I

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Matchbook Memories and Offbeat Places BY PAT BURNS Many years after I retired from my professional speaking career, I sometimes like to rummage through the countless matches I have sitting

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Love You More BY PAT BURNS Living geographically close to all but one of my children and grandchildren, I am thrilled with their planned and spontaneous visits. Upon their departure,

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Tablescaping with Sea Turtles BY PAT BURNS Thinking about warm summer days and so many fun times at the beach gave me reason enough to bring back my “Sea Turtles”

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BY PAT BURNS It’s no wonder the world’s gone bonkers for Judy Blume. With numerous television, radio and podcast interviews, major media networks are touting Judy Blume and her two

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Judy Blume Forever An Uncensored Documentary of an American Icon A Documentary Film Review BY PAT BURNS Having the opportunity to interview the two directors, Davina Pardo & Leah Volchok,

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Wake Up to Goodnight Oppy A documentary film review BY PAT BURNS Growing up in the sixties, space exploration had nearly everyone’s attention.  I remember how the entire world froze

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