Traditionally you sat around the table expressing gratitude for health, family, friends, and stores opening early for Black Friday…but did you really, really peek inside your cornucopia of abundance to recognize the small gifts, the silent blessings? When you saw all the positives, were you thinking of keeping them to yourself or giving them away,… Read More


While raking leaves a white pickup truck drove by, backed up and came to a halt at the curb. I would like to think the driver was attracted by my wild silver hair and voluptuous “one size fits all” figure as he was truly somewhat “easy on the eye.” “Hello ma’am, I was just driving… Read More


  What is the cause of those painful “bumps in the night?” This month is Halloween and wouldn’t it be a treat to avoid the little devils causing bruises and broken bones? Take off the masks and be pro-active. As goblins approach the front door will they fall between cracks in sidewalks? A level surface… Read More


Driving through the neighborhood was similar to hiking through a mine field. Limbs were down, some driven straight into the ground; flowers were flattened; small rivers ran into overflowing gutters. A neighbor who had been in the process of re-roofing their house had two rooms with sagging ceilings…it seems there was a hole in the… Read More


Molly is blind in one eye, can’t see out of the other (well, maybe shadows), is stone deaf after multiple years of being told one word commands, and exhibits traits of dementia. Just the other day Molly landed on her head when missing the front step, resulting in a comical somersault. She shook her embarrassment… Read More