Laughter in the middle of panic

Finally, we’re off after a mad dash to pack for our 1 night camping trip. We’re always packed for camping since we have storage tubs ready to go with camping supplies. We arrive at our destination a couple of hours away and find…flies. Flies and more flies; we feel like Pigpen from the Peanuts comic strip because as we move the flies move. Yuck! Despite the flies, I place a tarp down in an appropriate flat spot and go back to the pickup for the tent....more


It's raining again.  I am sitting here watching the rain and listening to its beat on the deck roof.  And wherever I go, Sheba has to go, of course. She is happily listening along with me....more

Uphill Both Ways

I'm a walker - I love walking,enough so that when I moved to the mountains of Arizona, I sold my car.  Fortunately, I live within blocks of Prescott's lovely Downtown area and a grocery store and Walgreen's so life is easy. What's NOT so easy is my walk  home as it is partially uphill on a pretty good grade. (This blog's title comes from the odd but true fact that leaving my home, I must walk uphill a half block to get to the downhill portion)....more

New Road

There comes an age when the calendar and your own lifestyle don't align. Another birthday, a year one thought little about unless Paul McCartney was singing about some time way in the future. WAY in the future.And suddenly, my friend, it is here and whether you lie about your age or simply avoid the subject with a swift sidestep, we know - even without former classmates or even your children there to remind you....more

Wednesday Quotables: Laughter

Humour Helps every situation. Come laugh away the winter blues and stress and strain of living.“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” Robert Frost.“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”  Mark Twain. “Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing....more

Laugh Until You're Broken

 I am tucked against him so that his heart beats against my cheek and we fit just like you should after fifteen years.  It is better when he's here, when I don't have to sleep on his side because I miss him, though I dare say the very nature of our strange scheduling is what breeds our good because in the missing there is wanting and in the wanting love stays young....more

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Man’s search for happiness is part of life. We not only want it but we have an inner need to spread joy to others. I notice that when I tell a funny story and make someone laugh, I wish I could tell another one. Laughter and smiles are contagious and spread from person to person.I’ve always heard that laughter is the best medicine. Is it really true? The Reader’s Digest wrote, “Scientific evidence has shown that laughter helps people breathe easier and it massages the heart and other vital organs.” (The Healing Power of Laughter, Reader’s Digest, 2010)...more

Top Ten Ways to Laugh More at Work

I have had my share of crappy, miserable, insanely-awful Tuesdays.  My mornings usually consisted of lukewarm coffee, screaming children, re-heated muffins, and boring NPR stories.  I was stuck in traffic, with bad hair and pants that were an inch too short, and when I got to work I noticed half-done reports and a computer keyboard covered in the crumbs of yesterday’s subway sandwich.  I was thinking "Is that really the day care calling to say my kid as a fever? Do I honestly have a meeting in ten minutes? It’s only Tuesday for crying out loud." ...more
What a great blog with wonderful suggestions. I'm a "creative" working in an office of ...more

Odd and Curious Thoughts of the Week

(1) In our house, we can’t say the words stupid, dumb, or hate.  Which is why we don’t have cable television and ban Fox News. Today, however, I managed to say all three words in one sentence with regard to a jar of pesto I couldn’t open. I’m an excellent example....more

Laughter is the Best Medicine

I know y'all come here to relax, lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system, and generally shoot beverages out of unexpected orifices, and...What?Well, studies suggest that laughter is the best medicine and does all of that for you! Sheesh. If you don't believe me, then here's proof:...more
In addition to laughter being the best medicine, I also find that cookies and brownies are often ...more