And That’s the Way It Is

Good morning. Coffee is perked and Nemo and I are about to go sit on the deck while it’s cool. Today will be another warm one.  My Minnesota people are enduring the heat and thankful for air conditioning. How did we do this when I was a child and we had no air conditioning except […]

Guests, Flowers, Trees, Beautiful Morning

Guests, Flowers, Trees, Beautiful Morning

It’s so nice to have guests this morning. My brother and niece from Minnesota are visiting and that makes for a good morning.  I’m trying to keep the house quiet as they are still snoozing after being on the road so long. Nemo just saw some walkers go up the hill. I cautioned him to […]

My Dad, My Rock

My Dad, My Rock

His character was as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar.  He was stubborn and he could be stern. He didn’t talk an awfully lot but he had a keen sense of humor and liked a good joke. And whatever he said, I knew was the truth. The whole world might be wrong, but not my […]

But Why Is the Sky Blue?

But Why Is the Sky Blue?

    Just Wonderin’… …what would happen, if, when faced with a dilemma, I suddenly started laughing? …when someone says or does something rude, what would happen if I smiled and said, “God bless you”? …why the telemarketer hung up when I started singing “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You?” …why I get […]

Books to Cut Their Teeth On

Books to Cut Their Teeth On

    I ended that title with a preposition but it sounds stilted to say, “Books on which to cut their teeth.” Don’t you think? Anyway, sometimes what with all the iPads and tablets and laptops, I fear for the good, old-fashioned books, especially children’s books. That is, I fear until I go into a […]

More Than a Coal of Fire

More Than a Coal of Fire

“What did you come for, a coal of fire?” my dad used to ask if I breezed in and out of my parents’ home for just a short visit. What he meant was, he wished I’d sit down and talk for a bit. Once, long ago, people would borrow coals of fire to get their […]