Three Ways to Beat Holiday Stress

Holidays are the best time of the year filled with parties, celebrations, gifts, food, family, and friends.Or are they?...more

Graduation Day… or, On Becoming a Lobster

Note: At the end, if you have enjoyed this post, please hit the star, above and to the right. Thanks!...more
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Gratitude Isn't for Turkeys

Thanksgiving is only days away. This means that in every paper, magazine, and website you’ll find a host of articles on gratitude. There are even articles complaining about the people who write about how grateful they are.As a writer I love the topic of gratitude. Counting my blessings is pretty easy as I have much in my life to be thankful for. But do people really need one more essay about my adorable children or why I’m grateful for lipstick?...more

A Rose is a Rose…

Posted on November 19, 2014  Hahaha, “Cousin It.” I actually have a bevy of relatives from which to choose for their eccentricities, but, since I can only choose one, I must tell you of my… a female relative, ...more

Disco Daze and Insurance Haze

Posted on November 18, 2014 The most absolute best days of my life, the good old days, were when my first three children were youngsters, ages five, four and newborn. Those were my good old days....more

Where No Man's Gone

Hmmmm, let’s see now, I have just been given a key that can open one building, room, locker or box to which I do not normally have access, how will I use it and why?...more

Immortal Mortality

In my 28 years, my father has suffered from diabetes, kidney stones, a broken femur (and subsequent metal rod replacement), a massive heart attack, a mini stroke (called a TIA), and lymphoma. Some of these could have killed him, but he always seemed to accept it, fight it, beat it, in one fell swoop....more

Epic Toy Battles

If you have a three-year old, you know what it means when he says, "Mommy, will you play bad guys?"  In our house, it seems to be the favored choice of play right now.  It usually consists of setting up all the guys and knocking them in down in a variety of ways within seconds of beginning the battle.  Oh, and I always lose.I documented our latest battle for you to enjoy:...more
Awesome. This is what life looks like at my daughter's house. I love it when she Facetimes me so ...more

The Wanderer

My sister is a wanderer.  She’d really like to be able to stay in one place, but timing and circumstances seem to have conspired against her.I’ve never visited either of her houses, neither the one in Idaho nor the one in California’s Bay Area.  I have been to a number of her former homes, mind you, and there were a lot of them....more