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 |  


He said, she said — how men and women use language

He said, she said — how men and women use language

Several years ago, my husband said to me, “Honey, you talk faster than most people can listen.” I took no offense at this, mainly because ...

August 15th, 2018 |  


“Round and Round” it goes

“Round and Round” it goes

As many of you recall, Perry Como was a star in the ’40s and ’50s. He is among the many recording artists who captured my heart with a par...

August 8th, 2018 |  


What’s the rush?

What’s the rush?

The older I get, the more the years seem to swoosh past like rockets. I remember days at work when meetings seemed to last for hours. I recall times w...

July 31st, 2018 |  


Take the good memories with the bad

Take the good memories with the bad

The Christmas I was seven years old was a memorable one for me. I spent that day in the hospital with a kidney infection that was difficult to treat. ...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Power outage woes

Power outage woes

This summer has been a strange one around our house as regards power outages. The first time we lost power was on a Sunday around 1 p.m. It was one of...

July 18th, 2018 |