Invisible Scars

It’s time that I admit the truth: I know far less about the world than I thought I would by this point in my life…...more

I Don’t Want My Kids to Believe in Santa

Maybe I should re-title this, “Bah Humbug.”...more

The stores of my youth

IN the early 60s, commerce and trade in Tagoloan town, Misamis Oriental in northern Mindanao, Philippines centered on three stores that I remember well.This was before going to Cagayan de Oro, the capital city of Misamis Oriental, became easier with the frequent jeepney trips. Back then, the city was left to the imagination of those who can't afford to go make those trips.Only those who had business going to Cagayan de Oro can make the trips which is why every provision is provided for by the sari-sari stores....more
The Sari-Sari Store is my favorite. A bag of coke, one band-aid, and a little bag of PeeWee's -- ...more

Friday Fandom No.2

    Welcome to Friday Fandom! ...more

When Day Is Done

When day is done And all is quiet I reminisce Of all that was ...more

Time to set the Calendar

We are at mid august. It's time to think about the next 3 months' activities. Get those calendars out . Families need to think about the fall Football/ Harvest/Halloween activities and events. Then Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah activities and events. What  parties are you planning on hosting, and what parties are you planning on attending? What are your menus going to be? What will  you be baking? Will you be attending any cookie exchanges, or starting one of your own. What will you be cooking? Do you want to experiment with some new recipes?...more

Do You Want to Know What Reunion is Really Like?

Hi--There's no way to say this except straight out--have you seen or heard of Hole in my heart, ...more

General Hospital, Baking Pies, and Why I Never Made Dean's List

My list of college accomplishments was short. I was guilty of falling in and out of love hard and spending too much time in front of my mirror. I didn't have a clue how to balance a check book or to begin writing a term paper any sooner than the night before it was due.All true. But thanks to my cousin, Kathy, I learned to bake a pie while I was in college.I'm putting that down as my #1 achievement, sad as that may sound to those of you who made Dean's List. I'll own it....more