A One-Man Job

A number of years ago, my husband was showing his Great Uncle Abie the house we were in the process of building.  To appreciate this story, it's necessary to understand that my husband has a tendency to do things on a grand scale, usually without worrying much about the emotional and physical fallout that any…

Promises, Promises

  Usually I start thinking about possible New Year's resolutions right after Thanksgiving so I'll be prepared, but I don't have to take them seriously because any promises made right after a major holiday are null and void.  This applies to resolutions made before a major holiday, too, so between Halloween and New Year's Day,…

What is Truth?

The endless arguments between people who believe ABC and those who believe XYZ  can get a bit confusing.  To be helpful I decided to list some of the most common foundations for these arguments.  The first part of this post is unprofessional and occasionally snarky, my take on the types of people who might rely…

Please Take My Place!

  I do my civic duty by voting faithfully in all elections, even those small town ones where there is only one candidate for dogcatcher or cemetery commissioner.  I vote for that one person because, seriously, I admire anyone who is willing to stand up and make our town a better place by making sure…

Things I Want to Know – Definitions

  This is a companion piece to a recent post that poked fun at some of the things that drive me crazy about the loved ones with whom I share daily life. I am back on the soapbox I have constructed over 30 years of being wife, mother and woman of the house. It may…