To die or not to die? What was the question?

Doing some indexing for the LDS church. As a writer I have to wonder at some of the obituaries. “Gladys (not her real name) age 83 died unexpectedly in the hospital surrounded by loved ones.” Hmmmm. WAS it unexpected? For the loved ones to be surrounding her they HAD to have known death was onContinue reading “To die or not to die? What was the question?”

The Good Wife’s Guide

The good wife Some of my favorite “guidelines” from 1955 . . . “. . . catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.” Oh yeah. It provides something alright. “Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him.” Lucy, I don’t think that word means what you think itContinue reading “The Good Wife’s Guide”

Cure for empty nest syndrome

I’ve been reading a lot about how to cope with empty nest syndrome. I’ve read, and heard from friends in the past, about how the house seems so empty and quiet. People, especially women, speak of listening to the loud ticking of the clocks. That sounds so depressing. After hours and months of research I’veContinue reading “Cure for empty nest syndrome”

French kissing and the alcoholic cat

I have a complaint about Hollywood. Actually, I have a lot of complaints about Hollywood, the least of how they glitz up things that have no right or business being glitzed up. I’m not just talking about the crime, adultery, and desperate singles looking for a mate. I’m talking about kissing. Not the cute peckContinue reading “French kissing and the alcoholic cat”

Fast and really, really angry . . .

We recently watched Fast and Furious 6. I’m not a F&F fan. Number 6 was the first one I’ve watched all the way through. Needless to say I didn’t know who the characters were, what the storyline was, or the back history. Because it was F&F  I didn’t need to know who the characters were,Continue reading “Fast and really, really angry . . .”

Wednesday Whining: Things that drive me crazy

(Author’s note: be sure to click on links as they provide additional flavor and nuance to the blog posts . . .) Fat kneecaps To be specific — MY fat kneecaps. I’ve been fairly slim most of my life, tried to eat a well-balanced diet, exercised, etc. Imagine my surprise when one random morning after my showerContinue reading “Wednesday Whining: Things that drive me crazy”

Wednesday Whining: One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest

I’m starting to feel it, the telltale signs of my last little bird flapping his wings, ready to fly and leave the nest. Is it too cliché to admit I’d never really thought this would happen to me? This is going to sound crazy . . . You mean unlike your other posts, thoughts, andContinue reading “Wednesday Whining: One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest”

The Best Little Cabin in Texas

I can never look at a chicken in quite the same way. Now, as I’ve told this story to others who live around here as soon as I mention the name of the cabin and its location I immediately see eyeballs pop and tiny little smiles form on the edge of lips. I was notContinue reading “The Best Little Cabin in Texas”