The Tissue Test?

For months I’ve been noticing these terribly garish whiter than white smiles. They are unnatural and terrible. I want to grab the people wearing them and scream, “Stop it! Stop ruining your looks! You look like a freak with that ghoulish white grin!” But Continue reading

Pipe Dreams

Do you remember when grownups would ask you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

That puts a lot of pressure on some children, those serious little souls who contemplate adult matters at a very young age. Some children look back blankly because hey!, what are you talking about? They’re just trying to figure out if they are allowed to put that boogie under the arm of the couch since they aren’t allowed to eat it….after all, they are kids Continue reading

Bathroom Blues

Every now and then I read something so well written that I am ashamed of myself for not having written it. The woman who wrote the article I will link to is one of those, as is the man who introduces her article. She nails my thoughts on this whole transgender/bathroom freak-out far too many American’s are embroiled in at the time.

I’ve actually lost friends over this debate, Continue reading

Celeste


Over eleven years ago I spent nearly a month having a visitor every night after I’d gone to sleep. It felt as if I was falling asleep and immediately being met by a beautiful little girl with dark golden curls and grey eyes who called me “grandma”. She was such a lively little thing, full of energy and excitement. She would grab my hand and Continue reading

Buzzards

Interesting birds, buzzards. I’ve seen them soaring aloft for most of my life but never in the numbers I have since moving to my current home. I remember hearing about the buzzards circling over something dying from the old westerns like “Gunsmoke“, “Paladin”, which it appears was actually called “Have Gun Will Travel“,  “Bonanza“.  I knew it was how you could find someone who had wandered off and was in peril from either “Sea Hunt“, “High Noon“, or “Lassie“…maybe from all of them. Continue reading

Killer Phone Calls

Seriously. This has been stuck in my craw for a couple of months now. I thought I could just let it go, but I can’t. Mainly because this could potentially cost someone their life and I can’t live with that possibility so I have to do what I can to get the word out about this.

I had a caller that tied up my only phone for about an hour before Continue reading

Plagiarism? Who?…Me?

When I was quite young there was a movie that came on the television that starred a very pretty lady (who was very mysterious) and Jimmy Stewart (the leading man). I recognized him from other movies I liked. I didn’t know the name of the movie but it was about a lady who had a little shop that must have been pretty busy because I remember the little bell over the door rang a lot. And there was a black cat named Pyewacket. When I grew up, I found a black kitten in the parking lot of the grocery store one night, Continue reading

Easter

What makes Easter sweet for you? Are you still following time honored family traditions or have you created your own? Why or why not?

In my memories, Easter was a sweet time of anticipation and excitement. It was synonymous with the word “hunt.” Not only did we hunt for Easter eggs, but for our Easter baskets. These were a big wicker or straw basket, wrapped in colored Continue reading

StoRies

You can’t know what you don’t know. I live by those words.

And I also am a firm believer in speaking positive words to people. I think it helps them reach their full potential.

I know that I have been blessed with a lot of people who tell me how smart I am. Today, I think I learned that maybe that isn’t such a good thing either (I am chuckling as I write that.) Late this morning I decided, after only about an hour of research, that I was smart enough to set up a website on Continue reading