Recipe for Success

Recipe for Success

Let me share a parenting recipe for success: When your kids mess up, look on the lighter side. Boy, I gave my parents plenty of reasons to look on the lighter side. I think you’ll enjoy this one classic “I Love Lucy”-style moment that spurred my mother to grin. Going...
Waiting. Again and Again.

Waiting. Again and Again.

Waiting. Again and again. Ugh. Do any of us really like to wait? I mean wait an unusually long time for a something we truly need or selflessly desire? I think most of us can handle waiting a few minutes in traffic or practicing patience while on hold on a phone call...
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...