The Beauty and the Barbs

The Beauty and the Barbs

 Roses and thorns are the beauty and the barbs. The two are inseparable like peanut butter and jelly and salt and pepper. I am a rose fan but not a thorn fan. Who is a thorn fan, really? One of my long-held traditions is watching the Tournament of Roses Parade every...
How’s Your Laugh Life?

How’s Your Laugh Life?

Your laugh life. Hmmm . . . how’s that going for you lately? Could your funny bone use an extra dose of calcium and comedy? I get that. COVID has certainly squelched our giggles and dumped unwanted gloom everywhere we look. But fear not! Laughter and joy are still...
Easter Memories and Mess Ups

Easter Memories and Mess Ups

Easter in the good ole days. Do you have favorite Easter memories as a kid? Chocolate bunnies. Jelly beans. Dyed eggs. Easter egg hunts. Church. Festive family meal. All of these and more come to mind when I think of Easter growing up in our farming community. And of...