When good grammar goes bad

When good grammar goes bad

The other day, a friend showed me an Instagram post she had received from a massage business in New York. The caption read, “special on all mess...

November 20th, 2018 |  


Taking stock of our place in the universe

Taking stock of our place in the universe

Our Halloween candy is finally gone. Fewer and fewer rotting pumpkin carcasses reside on porches in my cookie cutter community. Santa statuettes march...

November 15th, 2018 |  


In the mood for a movie

In the mood for a movie

A few weeks ago, I purchased a book at the local bookstore that I’d never seen before. The title was so intriguing, that I decided I had to take...

November 14th, 2018 |  



Offering hope instead of hate

Offering hope instead of hate

Last weekend I went to church and was aware of a discomfiture that I don’t typically feel in church. The weeks before that Sunday had been diffi...

October 31st, 2018 |  


Blessings of autumn are here

Blessings of autumn are here

This weekend we enjoyed a number of Halloween and autumn-related events — parties, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin carving among them. This autum...

October 24th, 2018 |  


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 |