Mama Said…

When Mama opined there’d be days like this, sometimes she nailed it! Other times she really had no idea what we’d be dealing with today. Our world is so far removed from the one she (and every mother of my generation) grew up in. Even so, dealing with a spouse … Read more…

Maybe Not So Smart to Annoy a Writer

Ever been in a private conversation with another adult, or even a very personal discipline conversation with your child? Suddenly an egotistical clown stomps through the room, or the lobby, or wherever you are, and he/she just has to interrupt? “Oh, ho!” “Hey, hey, hey!” “What’s going on here?” “Why … Read more…

If I Hear That Word Again, I’ll…

We probably all have a word we absolutely can’t stand, or something that sets our teeth on edge every time we hear it. My most hated word is: Robust, as in “able to withstand or overcome adverse conditions,” “healthy, strong and vigorous,” or “not likely to fail or weaken,” etc. … Read more…

What Keeps You Going?

What are some of the mental and physical resources that keep us going? What gives us happiness now instead of waiting for it all to happen in the next life? The answers are probably different for each one of us but common threads run through. We all have situations that … 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…

We Only Have Today But…

There is so much we can do with today! We need to treasure all 24 hours, even if we’re being ripped regularly by people so mentally rigid that they might as well have a broomstick up their backsides. We need to count our blessings even when our lives are so … Read more…

Working from Home

Oh, this is a juicy one! Almost everyone who hasn’t tried it thinks that Working from Home is a cushy situation to be in! After all, you can do what you want when you want, right? Well, guess what? On behalf of all home workers everywhere, I’m telling you that … Read more…

Your Opinion Does Count!

No, I’m not famous, and you probably aren’t either! It doesn’t matter. Your opinion is just as valuable as anyone else’s. You just can’t shout it in people’s faces, even if you are famous. Due to the kind of writing I often undertake, I’ve become weary of plain “folks,” as … Read more…

It Might Not Be Greed

I shouldn’t speak for others because I gave up buying even the occasional lottery ticket a long time ago. However, some lotteries are state-specific and others are multi-state, so there are many opportunities to participate by those who are so inclined. Even though normally legal, lotteries are still a form of … Read more…

We’re Entitled to be Angry

The pain of the past week has been almost unbearable for so many thousands of us, even those of us who don’t live in the hit zone of the San Bernardino terror. The shock waves just keep coming as more information is discovered and released to us. Those of us … Read more…