Any statisticians in the house?

While out on my walk today I noticed a lot of obvious Christmas gift boxes and related paraphernalia on my neighbors’ curbs ready for trash pickup. You had the usual flat screen TV boxes, a Keurig box, some toy boxes and a host of plain shipping boxes. Also pizza boxes ....more

Memory Burn

Many of you know my husband Dave and I took a vacation to England in September. It was our second trip there in a 16-month period, lucky ducks we are. Whenever I get back from a whirlwind vacation, I think of blogging about it, but it just feels like too much work ....more

We Have Cats Because They’re Not Dogs. And Yet…

So I’ve never been a dog person. First, because I was attacked by a German shepherd as a child. That’ll turn you off dogs for good, lemme tell ya ....more

Back to School Crazy

I’d like to start off by saying I tip my hat to all you parents out there. I’m constantly amazed at how you pull off the hardest job in the world, all with a myriad other stresses in your life. I don’t know where you get the time or energy for it ....more

If Grammar is So Hard, What Hope Do We Have for World Peace, Really?

Amazon just yelled at me in an email to get off my ass and blog more. Apparently, they like it if the people who subscribe to Junk Drawer on Kindle actually get something they pay for. Since I haven’t written in a month, I got flagged for being a slacker ....more

Maybe Poke It With a Stick?

I had no intention of walking ten miles today, I really didn’t. In fact, when I went to bed last night, it was with such a creaky body I figured I would spend all of today on the couch. Instead, I woke up feeling like my whole body had been replaced with one that actually works ....more

When Is a Walk Not a Walk? When It’s a Near-Death Experience

Note: Long read ahead. The TL;DR version is this – Went for a walk with a friend. Walk turned into a getting-lost hike in unfamiliar wilderness ....more

Lunatic in Aisle 9

It’s always something with me. I went to Wegmans after work today for some grocery shopping. Grabbed one of those two-tiered shopping carts that are smaller than a regular cart, but bigger than a hand basket ....more

Local Woman Finds and Disposes of Mysterious Candy Found in Office

BETHLEHEM, PA – A local woman found a smashed doughnut-shaped sugared jelly candy on the floor of her office that she claims she never purchased. Kathy Frederick, 48, of Bethlehem, PA discovered the candy while pushing her chair away from her desk and standing up. “I was like OMG, that’s not my candy,” she said ....more

Once Upon a Timepiece

I attended a conference this week for writers in higher education. During one of the sessions, I sat next to a woman who intrigued me because she was wearing a device on her left wrist that looked foreign to me. In my tech job at work, I thought I’d seen everything ....more