Changed from the Way We Were

That person your parents, family, high school or other old friends remember no longer exists. And we should be happy about it. She has seen so much and been through so much. The person you used to know is gone! And her family and friends today cannot always handle the woman … Read more…

Targeting the Innocent Is Not the Answer

June was very much the month from hell, both for my little world and much of the globe.  I’m far from alone in my experience that sometimes we get slammed from all sides, and July is shaping up to be more unnerving for everyone. Striking back at Satan does NOT … Read more…

It’s the 4th of July again…

It’s the 4th of July in the USA and everywhere else. After so much tragedy and pain already in 2016, it can be difficult to remember that we’ve actually reached another milestone holiday for the USA this year. But we are here, we are surviving, and we’re fighting mad! We are even … Read more…

Never Underestimate an Angry Brit!

After taking flak from many sides in my life last week, the UK’s decision to exit the European Union was the eventual painkiller for me. Like most others with at least an inkling about finance, I’m still numb. Apparently, my relatives are, too, since there hasn’t been a peep out … Read more…

Let’s Give Dads a Break!

The third Sunday in June is observed in many countries as Father’s Day. Other nations choose a different time of year. Whenever and wherever possible, we honor fathers and their contributions to family life. They work their tails off to provide for the wife and kids, and often the extended … Read more…

When Enough is Enough

As our nation again stands stunned and numb at the pure venom of individuals, we wonder how much longer this kind of madness can continue. In our outrage we wonder: When is enough, Enough? We may strongly disagree with a certain type of lifestyle and even dislike a particular individual … Read more…

The American Way

Anyone who’s as disgusted as I am with this year’s so-called political “campaign” will probably love the t-shirt offered at www.whatonearthcatalog.com (“I Already Hate Our Next President”). And no, I won’t get a commission if you buy one. The reason I haven’t bought one is that I already have a … Read more…

Morgan’s Redemption by Ann McAllister Clark

The author’s spellbinding interweaving of history and today’s world in the small Michigan town of Morgan’s Bridge draws you in for a delightful, engrossing read in Morgan’s Redemption. I cannot tell from gazetteers if the community of Morgan’s Bridge actually exists, perhaps under another name, but it is as real … Read more…

Nervous about Joining a Writer’s Organization?

Will those writers accept me? I haven’t tried their kind of writing before. We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t wonder deep inside if we’re going to get rejected for trying to join a group we might be unfamiliar with. Some healthy trepidation is normal when facing the unknown. While … Read more…

Is It Really OK to Laugh?

When there’s so much heartbreak going on around us, it can almost seem wrong to be laughing at anything. Yet we need to laugh whenever we can, just never at the expense of others. If someone is deliberately making a fool of himself and trying to fool the public, that … Read more…