June 20, 2016
Maureen Kearney

“Summer Time”

  The Joy Of Summer!     Wonderful summer – with long days and endless possibilities.  As a child, my fondest summer memories include riding my bike with the neighborhood kids, afternoons at the pool, catching fireflies and road trips to grandma’s house, which only three hours away seemed like an eternity and always sparked …Read More…

May 30, 2016
Maureen Kearney

SUGAR: Why is it everywhere?

Sugar:  The large role it plays in our food supply.   Sugar is on my mind. Perhaps it is because San Francisco recently passed a new law stating that a health warning must be placed on all billboards in the city advertising sugar ladened foods and beverages, similar to the surgeon general’s warning placed on …Read More…

April 24, 2016
Maureen Kearney

Challenges We Face

The baby harbor seal inched its way ever so slowly away from the water and higher up on the beach. It appeared slightly more than a foot long with a small softball sized head, protruding ribs and not yet with any blubber characteristic of a harbor seal.  We stood still, anxiously watching the large incoming …Read More…

April 12, 2016
Maureen Kearney

Time Together

One afternoon last year, I found myself on the hardwood floor with my then 4 year old daughter, surrounded by markers, crayons, scissors and a large paper tree we had just cut out of butcher paper. It was a spontaneous project prompted by a book we had just read. A friend walked by our open …Read More…

April 4, 2016
Maureen Kearney


My daughter came home from school and announced that her teacher calls me a “Master Sewer”. Wow!  I was definitely surprised at this title as I don’t even own a sewing machine.  Although I could fiddle my way around a sewing machine, I have no idea how to thread a bobbin or when to change …Read More…