THE VISITATION

Afraid to look at the car, yet consumed by a morbid curiosity, her eyes swept over the smashed body and peered inside.   Bloodied glass everywhere.  His blood!  The news broke that very day.   After lingering in hospital for several hours, he succumbed to his injuries.  A night of drunken carousing and life was over at age 21. How fortunate for her they had parted ways the month before. She could well have been a passenger in that vehicle of death!  Ironically, she was just learning to drive....more

HOW TO SUSTAIN A LOVE RELATIONSHIP

This is written from personal experience, as a woman who recently celebrated her 41st wedding anniversary. Although I’m no expert, the knowledge gained over so many years may be helpful to some....more

PUERTO DE LA CRUZ AND THE SPANISH SAHARA

Do you remember 1967, when the infamous "Summer of Love" in San Francisco made headlines worldwide and everyone wore flowers in their hair? ...more

THE COMPUTER IS A WONDERFUL INVENTION

If anybody said that to me five years ago, they would have received  a derisive sneer, along with my standard diatribe:...more

COLONOSCOPY: NOTHING TO FEAR

From The Doglady's Den:Sung to the tune of "It's Howdy Doody Time." Here's the original to refresh your memory:...more

BITCHES, BABES AND BROADS

[This topic was inspired by a discussion with some female friends.  Thanks Linda, Shelly, Mary, Vickie, Jody , Zhak, Barra  et al!]Some women take offense to these terms, but not me.  In fact, I embrace them willingly. (Just don't ever call me "girl", otherwise you could be subjected to one of my famous diatribes! More about that later.)...more

GRAVITY! ODE TO AGEING

SUNG TO THE TUNE OF THE BEE GEES' "TRAGEDY"Here's the original, to give you the melody.  ♫♫♫ GRAVITY ♫♫♫ Here I amAt the mirror, slowly looking down...more