Unexpected Kudos for Us All

Unexpected Kudos for Us All

Kudos are the praises, applause and compliments we receive for a job well done, a successful accomplishment or a thank you for serving others. Have you received any kudos lately? Well, I am sending you one right. Kudos for being a part of my blog family and for...
Inspiring Words from 9/11 Family Members

Inspiring Words from 9/11 Family Members

For many of us, the date 9/11 is seared deep upon our hearts and minds. I’ll never forget that unbelievable morning. I was working from home and in my front yard about 7:45 when my neighbor yelled to me that something terrible had happened in New York City. I rushed...
Hold On a Bit Longer

Hold On a Bit Longer

My words to you today: hold on a bit longer. Keep digging deep. Keep bending. Life will turn around . . . eventually. Lest this sound like a rah-rah pep talk while you’re wading in thick muck in the trenches, keep on reading. I would like to introduce you to a woman...
The Gone Generation

The Gone Generation

The Gone Generation. It’s what I’m calling the end of my parents and their siblings living among us. Uncle Herb who reached 99 ½ years just died less than two weeks ago. Herb was the last of my dad’s five siblings to pass. My mom and her four sisters have passed too....

Whatever Happened to Him?

Whatever happened to him? Whatever happened to her? We wonder about people we once knew or haven’t heard about in years. I sometimes wonder about the incredible people I’ve interviewed around the globe. Are they still alive? Did they find a cure for their disease? Did...
Weeds Invading Your Life

Weeds Invading Your Life

When you least expect it, weeds are more than ready to invade your life. Trust me. I know way too much about weeds. In fact, I’ve refreshed my 2019 blog on the maddening creepers just for you. And, well, it’s a timely reminder for me. Weeds are the bane of me. I am...
“Don’t Drive on a Flat!”

“Don’t Drive on a Flat!”

“Don’t drive on a flat!” Two days ago, I heard a distant echo coming from my dad and brother, Dan: “Don’t drive on a flat…don’t drive on a flat!” That warning from decades ago reverberated in the recesses of my mind. Yet on Tuesday, I had to make a decision in the...
Blessing in Disguise

Blessing in Disguise

“You’re a blessing in disguise,” the elderly man assured me as he ran his hand across my collie’s back. Stan’s* voice cracked and he worked at squelching his tears. His struggle triggered my own tears, but I braced them inside with a bite of my lip. Pet therapy...
Stay in Your Own Lane

Stay in Your Own Lane

 Imagine you’re zooming along in your vehicle when out of nowhere another driver swerves into your lane. Instantly, you need to act! Keep going straight ahead. Steer away from the encroaching vehicle. Slam on your brakes. Accelerate and try to miss a collision. Or,...
Deny You’re an American??

Deny You’re an American??

What if you were asked to deny you are an American or someone who lives in America? That may sound strange to you, but it has happened to me. With the Fourth of July and celebrating America’s freedoms this holiday weekend, I thought I’d encourage us all not to take...