Feeling Disrespected? Join the Club!

The current excuse used most often by those who attack others seems to be a variation of “I was disrespected,” or “He disrespected me.” Or occasionally, after some drunk staggers into a family group, it’s still “He disrespected my mother.” Really? Of course, you should defend your mother but think … Read more…

Heavenly Father Blesses Us Individually

My life is comprised of so many more dimensions than just work. Everything that happens in my world affects me, as events in your life impact you. So sometimes I feel the need to write something a little spiritual, and with this being Easter, it is one of those times. … Read more…

Impressions from a Funeral

Attending the funeral of a lady who had helped so much when my husband died a few years ago brought back a lot of thoughts and emotions. I’ve attended several other funerals since, and watched the broadcast funerals of those in various positions of authority (usually men and women well-loved … Read more…

My Writing Trigger

I wrote a story about a rainbow appearing over a slag heap in an ugly coal and woollen mills town, the one my father moved us all to after I graduated from high school at the age of 16. Mother long ago insisted she didn’t have that essay any more, … Read more…

Everyone Should Be a Perpetual Student

Most of us have heard it at some time, usually from disgruntled family members or judgmental friends: “Oh, she’ll never be done with that or anything else. She’s a perpetual student!” Always the comment is pejorative, in intent if not in tone. The disapproval hangs in the air, the opinion … Read more…

Best Uses of Our Time

What we do with our time is very personal, and it would be easy to offend readers. What’s important to me might seem trivial or silly to you. And I may consider your activities to be time-wasters. (We all have at least some of those every day. We can truly … Read more…

Sometimes We Need to Get Angry

As polite people who have learned the meaning of self-control, we do tend to choose our battles carefully. We try to control emotional outbursts of anger or any other negative feeling, but if we never become angry about anything, then we aren’t truly living. We’re just doormats for bullies and … Read more…

Please Keep Praying

If a blog can be the equivalent of a journal and reflect what’s going on in our daily or weekly lives, I’m living in tumultuous times along with the rest of you! Please keep praying for our nation, for those you love, for the sick and the homeless, for the … Read more…

A Critique is Still Criticism – Tread Softly

No matter how much the experts split hairs and insist that critiquing something isn’t the same as criticizing it, it doesn’t change the fact that when you write or issue a critique of anything, you’re still criticizing it! Tread softly. Vicious critiques have led to suicide of the victims. Rarely … Read more…

You’re Still You

Hearing from a childhood friend recently made me realize what different paths our lives have taken. Oh, my gosh! How did we ever recognize each other? So much has changed since the times we often sat in the street in our rural town, building our own little roads out of … Read more…