No Strings Attached

I felt sorry for her so I sent her $40. I didn't really have 40 extra dollars because I was only making $5.70 an hour then. Forty bucks represented nearly a whole day's work, several tanks of gas, a week's worth of groceries....more
This reminds me of a situation in my own life.  My granddaughter was diagnosed with a condition ...more

Making Friends Online

Like many folks who are active in social media or blogging, I spend a lot of time "meeting" and forming relationships with people online. All kinds of people, for all kinds of reasons. I've met employers through friendly e-mail exchanges, made quality acquaintances over Twitter, industry contacts through blogging, and actual friends via Instagram....more
I love this SO much!  I just recently made some wonderful friends online via a group on ...more


Do you have that special friend? The kind that always knows what to do. A friend who gets it. The friend that has the knack of knowing what to say when. The busy friend who always has time for one more thing. A friend who makes you feel important even when you may have forgotten that. The best laughs are when you are together....more

7 pickup lines to get new mommy friends

As you get older, you realize that making friends isn't what it used to be. When you were younger, you met people at school or church, through sports or extracurricular activities, or because they were related to you. Once you get out of college, it gets a little harder, as you either have to make friends through work or through your existing friends.When you're a stay-at-home mom, living in a brand new town where you don't know anyone, the only work friends you have are destroying your house, and you definitely don't want to invite them to have coffee. It's a conundrum....more

That Horrifying Moment When Your Dog Attacks

     I had this wonderful plan all worked up about how my day would go yesterday.  I met another lady online who homeschools and lives very close to me.  Her son and my oldest son are the same age, and I have been pining for an adult who lives nearby that will come and have a cup of coffee with me and chat on a lonely morning.  We planned to get together for a play date and a visit to see if we hit it off.  Little did I know, my day was going to take a horrifying turn for the worse.  My day came to a screaching half when our dog attacked....more
KnowWhatlMean I have just lost all faith in dogs.  I think that for some people, they can be an ...more


Here I sit at the end of the day, trying to tap out my few words.  It is dark already and I don't know what to say.  Maybe Mr. Moon can shine his light and guide me....more

The Night I Became a Teenager

In the fall of 1975 I went to a birthday party.  It was a time when we were quite impressed with ourselves, my friends and I. We had the right clothes - overalls and carpenter pants, Frye boots and Huck-a-Poo shirts, and we were, for the most part, unsupervised most of the time, free to smoke cigarettes and pot and drink cheap beer. We were so young, but, due to our proximity to New York City and the availability of money and free time, we were a lot more sophisticated than we should have been....more


May 23, "Girolamo Savonarola" "Not Another Day in Guantanamo" "Friendship"  John 15:12-17 'Put your life on the line for your friends." ...more

God Is It Too Much To Ask?

 God, is it too much to ask? I'm trying. I see my son, and I don't want him to be like me. I don't want him to be the one on the outside looking in, wanting to join, but instead is just watching. Because that's me....more