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


Is it just me or is anyone else concerned about what people post on social media? I don’t care if you share your own pictures and personal information, but don’t share mine without my permission! When I take a photo with friends, I don’t expect to see it on their informational site…but often that’s exactly where… Read More


  Many times life sends us messages that we choose to ignore. These messages or “red flags” stare us in the face and if we would pay attention to them, we might just be able to escape the drama that often accompanies them! Let’s look at some red flags: – when a person tells you… Read More


I am happy to report that many stores are now carrying fashionable clothes in sizes for large people. However, some stores put those large-sized clothes on a different floor. I don’t get it! Large people aren’t a different species, so why are their items located elsewhere? Clothes should be displayed in the same area. I… Read More