Gone but not lost

Gone but not lost

More times than I can count in the past 20 years, I’ve used the expression “we lost mom in 1998.” Of course, I mean that’s the...

October 17th, 2018 |  


Nostalgic tunes are guilty pleasures

Nostalgic tunes are guilty pleasures

Last week I was listening to WTCR in Troy and they delighted me by playing a song that took me back to my very young childhood. It was “Does You...

October 10th, 2018 |  


Diet no match for football, weather and detours

Diet no match for football, weather and detours

For most of my adult life, I have waged war with my weight. Although I have won some battles, I fear that in the end, I will not be victorious. I know...

October 3rd, 2018 |  



Life in the Twilight Zone

Life in the Twilight Zone

There was an old television show called The Twilight Zone which still gives me the willies 40 years later. Unlike the monster and horror movies of tod...

September 26th, 2018 |  


“Changing the culture” of sports cliches

“Changing the culture” of sports cliches

When I was growing up and watching football with my dad, I learned the stock phrases that related to the game. By the time I was 10, I knew what a bli...

September 19th, 2018 |  


A not so friendly visit

A not so friendly visit

Although I’m generally an animal lover, there are a few of nature’s critters that leave me cold. In fact, I can be quite a scaredy-cat!Som...

September 12th, 2018 |  


In memory of a beloved horse

In memory of a beloved horse

When I was growing up, I asked my parents for a pony every Christmas or birthday for about seven years. We lived in the country and had a sufficient b...

September 5th, 2018 |  


The importance of punctuation

The importance of punctuation

I was in the grocery store the other day and saw a woman wearing an unusual t-shirt. It read, “punctuation is important. ‘Let’s eat ...

August 29th, 2018 |  


Communication changes with the times

Communication changes with the times

There was a time when I thought if our son shrugged his right shoulder and muttered “whatever” in a dismissive tone just one more time, I ...

August 22nd, 2018 |  


Insight from the campsite

Insight from the campsite

I recently checked an item off my bucket list that, truth be told, was never actually on my bucket list. For the first time ever, I went to a church c...

August 17th, 2018 |