This is a repost of an Easter blog from 2013. I have written other Easter blogs, but this one continues to be my favorite because it’s about gratitude. Enjoy! In elementary school my brother and I walked home to eat lunch. Our mom had our food prepared when we arrived so that we could eat,… Read More


My Aunt Earlene told me that I would always be in the middle. She was not referring to me being the middle child, because I’m not. Leaning my head to the side like a confused puppy, I asked what she meant. She replied: You are smarter than some people. Some people are smarter than you.… Read More


This is a repost from a blog that I wrote in 2010. Some of the TV programs may be outdated, but the message at the end remains the same. A product of the 60s, I got my views on family life from the family TV shows of that era… Leave It to Beaver, Father Knows… Read More


I enjoy listening to music, but some of the lyrics have made me listen beyond the beat! The people who wrote and or/sing some of these songs have some deep and often disturbing messages behind them. Here are lyrics from three different songs. “I’ll catch a grenade for you. I’ll die for you, but you… Read More


   It’s like throwing a handful of mud against the wall…some of it will stick, but most of it will fall off. So it was for me with my brief online dating venture. I met some men…but most (OK none) of them were a match.  I let a friend talk me into trying this new age way to… Read More


We all have known someone on a figurative sinking ship (or boat) whose inability to save themselves threatened to take us down with them if we jumped aboard. We consider ourselves being empathetic when we identify with someone else’s pain. Simply commenting, “I know how you feel,” is seldom enough to keep someone afloat. So… Read More


Gone are the days when a good fight in the parking lot solved problems. Or when mere bluffing was enough to deter a fight. The dunce corner was the place where students took time out to think about their errant behavior. Arm-wrestling used to be the best way to determine the better man. Now apologies… Read More


I divided the 60-year acting career of the legendary Bette Davis into three stages. Stage One 1931-1941, was the often bratty (and the other B-word too), rich and feisty Davis starring in films including, The Great Lie, Dark Victory and Jezebel. We can sum up this phase as the one where she always got her… Read More


I gave away an old Rolodex yesterday, but before I did I purged the cards that I had used. Time out: for those of you who don’t know what a Rolodex is, it is a large round clunky phone book. Not really a book per se, it has blank cards for you to write phone… Read More


Easter has just passed taking with it the unique chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs that only come out at Easter. You know that odd taste that’s not like a Hershey Kiss, Twix, Three Musketeer, or any of the other popular candies. This Easter chocolate is different. It’s not bitter. It’s not sweeter than the other… Read More