An Eye-Opening Episode

An Eye-Opening Episode

Let me tell you about my latest adventure–cataract surgery. It took place Monday, with Dawn going with me, waiting patiently, and driving me home. She took me back for the one-day checkup also, since I couldn’t drive as yet. Since then, my family has been helping in every way they can think of. What would […]

The Way You Look at Things

The Way You Look at Things

My sister-in-law Linda and I found these old glasses in their case when we were cleaning out Mom and Dad’s storage room.  I know two things about them:  they are old and I like them a lot. They did not belong to my parents and I’m guessing some previous owner of the house and storage […]

Memories, the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Memories, the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

  Yesterday, I cleaned out a room in my house, throwing away things I’ve stuck back and have no use for. Why can’t we do that with our memories? Why can’t we just go through and discard what we don’t want and hang onto those that are priceless and dear? Why is that so very […]

Craziness Is Contagious

Craziness Is Contagious

I’ve never seen a squirrel behave like the little fellow in my front yard this morning. Maybe he was from this year’s crop of new squirrels and was just realizing what fun it is to be alive. Maybe he had gotten hold of an especially spicy and invigorating breakfast. Some of the squirrels munch on […]

The Word on the Street Is

The Word on the Street Is

  We read or hear this often, “The word on the street is…” Well, what’s that word doing there in the first place? “They had words.” “He was too wordy.” “All words and no actions.” “The word is…”  Will you sit down with me this morning for a cup of coffee and a discussion of […]

What’s Behind That False Front?

What’s Behind That False Front?

Do you remember the old western movies with store buildings that had false fronts, making them appear much larger than they were? Well,  people have false fronts too. For example, how many of you may be a secret cozy mystery writer and be totally without a clue? Wouldn’t you like to know? Wouldn’t it be […]