Stuck in the Muck

Stuck in the Muck 1

I looked at the calendar and saw that the official “First Day of Spring” was Sunday. Somehow I missed it. Maybe it’s because when I look out my window, this is what I see. Doesn’t this photo look like a place where the Winter Warlock would live? Did anyone else have nightmares about Winter Warlock? ...
Happy Birthday Flu You!

Happy Birthday Flu You! 2

We had a quarterly family birthday party the other night because our family has multiplied and replenished so profusely that we have to celebrate in bulk. We had four birthdays, three kinds of ice cream, two cakes . . . and one candle. That’s right – to celebrate a collective age of 98 years my ...
The Land of Lincoln

The Land of Lincoln 2

I was driving out in the county and I passed by this house. I made a really bad U-turn and stopped in front of it because I had a total deja vu moment. For some reason I was a giant and could pick up whole logs with my fingers and place them on top of ...
Going Green

Going Green 2

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day it seems only fitting that we should talk about all things green. First of all, I heard that “green is the new pink,” which is kind of sad. I like pink as just pink. I think of all iconic pink things turning green and I don’t think pigs are ...
The Write Friends

The Write Friends 5

During the volatile teen years we are told repeatedly, “Be careful who your friends are.” I found this to be sound advice because if you’re not wise, you might find yourself kicked out of 7th grade biology class for sniffing crushed Smarties on a dare. Usually, by the time you’re middle-aged you’ve managed to surround ...