Tag Archives: Cindy Phillips

Column
December 24, 2014

“And to all a good night…..”

A few years ago, I approached Royal Barnard, then editor of the Mountain Times. Intrigued by Brett Yates’ “Generation Y” column, I suggested I write a column geared for our Baby-Boomer generation. The one-word response from Royal, “OK”, launched a four-year stint for me.

Column
December 11, 2014

What’s all the rush about?

By Cindy Phillips

There’s an analogy among Boomers that describes how quickly we feel life flitting by. It is said that at our age, life is like a roll of toilet paper: he closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

My favorite…

Column
November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving 6.0

If I have my timing right for when this column goes to press, it is safe to say tomorrow the majority of you reading this will celebrate Thanksgiving. Hopefully, you will sit down with family and friends to enjoy a homemade turkey dinner – with…

Column
November 12, 2014

Make me President…

By Cindy Phillips

Actually, I have no desire to be President. But last week was Election Day, so the political catch phrase seemed fitting for this column.

There really aren’t a lot of positive sides to getting older. Our memory fades, our…

Column
October 30, 2014

“I never promised you a rose garden….”

By Cindy Phillips One of the partners at my firm is on an extended business development trip to China. I received an email from him this week and the last line read, “Please water my plant.” I walked into his office and saw a wilted…

Column
October 15, 2014

Out of the mouths of grandmas

By Cindy Phillips

Every once in a while, someone around me will suggest they are going to eat something even though it is late at night. And immediately in my head I can hear my grandmother exclaiming, “It’s gonna lay heavy.”

My grandmother and my…

Column
October 1, 2014

I might as well face it—I’m addicted to love

By Cindy Phillips

My name is Cindy Phillips and I’m a loveaholic. Not only do I admit to it, I’m actually proud of it.

I recently sent my friend and neighbor a text shortly after chastising him. I said, “You know I am honest with…

Column
September 17, 2014

What if we had the internet back then?

by Cindy Phillips

I remember life before the internet. It was those days of yesteryear, before Al Gore invented it. Research was done at the library. Communication was on a rotary telephone or via handwritten notes. You needed a stamp to send a letter and…

Column
July 10, 2014

Dance With Me

By Cindy Phillips posted Aug 9, 2012

We all have a claim to fame at some point in our lives. Some refer to it as a “brush with greatness.” It’s that time when we come in contact with a movie star, sports giant, political figure…

Column
July 10, 2014

Beach blanket bingo

By Cindy Phillips posted May 30, 2012

As I write this column, I am preparing for a Memorial Day weekend trip to the beach. I am making a mental packing list that includes bathing suits, sundresses, shorts, tank tops and an array of polka-dotted flip-flops….