2 MEAN ‘USE BY’ NAZIS

I love my daughters very much, they’re ‘use by’ Nazis. When they come to my house, they will take stuff out of the pantry or fridge, look at the ‘use by’ date, and go berserk if they find any food that has expired. COMMON ‘USE BY’ DATES The USDA gives these examples...

MOUSECAPADES:  THE FINALE?

Listen my children and you shall hear of the last mousecapades adventure of the year. Shortly after I bludgeoned the one trespassing creature in May 2022 and unceremoniously throwing his carcass out the door, his comrades rushed to back-fill his position. They were...

OCCUPATION GHOSTBUSTER

Last week I was cajoled into being a ghostbuster. Unpaid of course.  A ghostbuster is someone who locates and removes spirits, be it a ghost or apparition. I’ve been many things in my life–babysitter, camp counselor, mother, wife, Girl Scout leader, church choir...

THE CONTEXT CONUNDRUM

My fear is that, as a society, we are neglecting to look at issues in context. Instead, we turn to simple, pat answers to support our beliefs, preferring not to explore how complex and gray issues are.  Merriam Webster defines context as: the parts of a discourse that...

IT’S THE HEAT, STUPID

The heat is eating me alive.  It’s a downright scorcher at the ranch. My personal weather station is registering 102° while Austin is a sizzling 103° and it’s only 4:15 pm on July 9, 2022. How vicious is the heat, Marie? I’m glad you asked. It’s so hot that a...

BOYCOTTING THE FOURTH OF JULY

The Fourth of July is our national holiday to celebrate the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. The document that envisioned a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal was the...
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