Everything Happens for a Reason

I would say that of all the things most widows hate to hear, "everything happens for a reason" has to rank somewhere in the top five - somewhere in between "I know how you feel because I remember how sad I was when my dog died" and "when are you going to get over this." In fact, I would venture to guess that most people going through a difficult time, no matter what it is, really don't like hearing it.  Which makes me wonder why we say it or even why we think it. ...more

Who Needs a Lawn Mower, Anyway? Does Anyone Speak Deer?

One day last week I looked out my front window. In my immediate field of vision was a deer.  It was lying down and pulling up mouthful after mouthful of grass, chewing purposefully in-between each bite.  This sibling of Bambi looked so content, munching as it lay on the soft green grass of our yard, in the shade of our house.  ...more

Fitting Punishments for Common Small Crimes

"Let the punishment fit the crime" was something that was said by someone famous.  I have no idea who. ...more

My Husband’s Split Personality: Dr. Jekyll and Corporate Guy

Originally Published On: Pecked To Death By ChickensMy husband works at home most of the time, but does commute to a big tall building about twice a week to attend lots of important meetings and business lunches.  For this excursion, he transforms into someone who shaves, carries an access badge, and wears a button down shirt — freshly pressed by me of course.  (Alright, I put it in the dryer on high, with a wet wash cloth, after having left it damp and wrinkling for 3 days.)...more

I have a confession to make

Dear Demon Volvo,

Dear Demon Volvo, ...more

My Dissertation on the Evolution of Feminine Protection

 I’m 45 years old.  A lot has happened in 45 years.  Things change…they evolve.  “It has never been a better time to be a woman” was a title in a magazine I read not too long ago.  “Women have more opportunities and choices now than they ever had!”  That appears to be true….in the feminine protection isle of the supermarket....more

Got it Bad, Got it Bad, Got it Bad....

Oooh teacher barbie, you so naughty...more

open letter to squash bugs

Dear Squash Bugs,I hate you.I hate you with the heat of a thousand suns. I wish you would die....more

Are we adults yet?

Me and Liz, being grown ups ...more