A Lone Voice Does Make a Difference

Sometimes there’s little response to your postings on the Internet, and no interest at all shown by paper editors. Those may be the days when you feel you might be better off writing graffiti, instead of wasting your time on essays and articles. At least graffiti polluters get attention. Of … Read more…

If I Woke Up Tomorrow and Found it Was Today Again…

If I woke up tomorrow and found it was actually today again, I’d know I was dealing with a different universe where anything can happen! That would be crazy, exciting and scary, all at the same time. But what would I do differently than what I actually did today? And … Read more…

The Wisdom of the Ages

Over the ages, human nature hasn’t changed, doesn’t change, and probably isn’t going to change. Whether you consider your earliest ancestors to be Adam and Eve, or cousins of The Flintstones, or someone even more ancient, people were people then and still are today. That’s why the wisdom of the … Read more…

The best advice ever received

I’m no different than you are. I know the best advice I ever received, and you do, too! Something like that sticks in your head…or in your craw. So much depends on who told you, and when and where and why, and most of all, how. For most of us, … Read more…

Widowhood just may be for the birds…

But not the way you might be thinking. Welcome to the world of widows!  That was the greeting from a sweet and feisty older lady as I searched for my husband’s fresh grave marker at Miramar National Cemetery three weeks ago. She was holding the tiniest terrier pup and walking another terrier … Read more…

Luck or Destiny?

Outside of the major topics covered by the Ten Commandments – they that have no wiggle room in interpretation – there are few simple answers to questions in life. Luck or Destiny? Such a simple choice, right? But I took the better path and did think about it for a … Read more…

Don’t You Just Love Control Freaks?

I’ve been around for a few decades in a lot of different environments but it still amazes me how some people think the only way to feel important is to control what other people do and how they do it. It doesn’t seem to matter what age anyone is, either. … Read more…

The Best of Times or the Worst of Times

As Charles Dickens wrote in A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” Dickens was writing about the cities of London and Paris set against the French Revolution that … Read more…