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Give It Time

By | April 23rd, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

See that tree in the picture?  The one with no leaves?  The one that looks like it’s as dead as the proverbial doornail (whatever that means)?  Well, it isn’t.  It just takes its own sweet time leafing out each spring.  I honestly can’t tell you what type of tree it is, not because I don’t […]


Through the Storm

By | April 15th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

One morning, while trying to make my way to the kitchen end of the house and the driveway beyond without tripping over a cat, something outside my front door caught my eye. It was just the briefest moment of shocking pink . . . the kind that makes you back up and take a long, […]


Top Ten Reasons to Reconsider Cremation

By | April 9th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

We were in bookkeeping not long ago (have you noticed that a fair amount of insanity originates from this location? It’s kinda like the Bermuda Triangle but for intellectual thought instead of ships) when one of our number mentioned having read where someone’s ashes were placed in an urn that resembled a purse, and that […]


Life and Death Decisions

By | April 1st, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

For weeks now I have watched in horror and disbelief as the story behind the crash of Germanwings flight 9525 unfolded.  Upon hearing of the tragedy, my first thought was that it could not have been an accident and sadly enough, my first thought proved to be correct.  As I sat contemplating how anyone could […]


The Light Beneath the Door

By | March 26th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

As I have mentioned previously, there are those evenings when I end up being the only living person in the building, usually due to work that I haven’t managed to accomplish during the day. On those occasions I’m in and out of the office up front, digging in the records or the candy bowl that […]


I Can’t Adjust

By | March 19th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

I know I’m not supposed to hate. I’ve been taught that for as long as I can remember . . . but I would like to state, for the record, that I absolutely, positively, without a shadow of a doubt, HATE daylight savings time. Did you know it’s a scientifically proven fact that the Monday […]


Which Way is Up?

By | March 12th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

Anyone who knows me knows that I am somewhat directionally challenged. And anyone who knows me probably thinks that’s an understatement. I can most definitely find my way out of a paper bag, but I don’t do north and south and east and west. I do left and right and up and down. And I […]


It Was Monday

By | March 5th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

It was Monday. Was it ever Monday. It was the Monday from the flaming theological nether regions, so much so that three of the four of us occupying bookkeeping had gotten a little giddy. Ok. A lot giddy. In the course of our descent into ridiculousness, my daughter mentioned that at Disney World they occasionally […]


I Want a Reason

By | February 18th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

I don’t know if they still do it or not. I’m fortunate enough not to have a teenager permanently entrenched in our house, so with no one in high school, I don’t know if they still publish an anthology of student poetry each year. But they did when my son was a senior, so of […]


With Dignity and Honor

By | February 11th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

Growing up I was always jealous of my friends’ parents and what they did for a living. I mean, come on. One of them had a car dealership so guess who got to drive the newest, bestest vehicle on the lot? If there was a clothing store affiliation, there were, of course, new clothes in […]