TALKING TO OURSELVES

I am writing a blog series, Talking To Ourselves, and dedicating it to me. Throughout my life, my inner voice has been a tough critic, sending me into spirals of depression. Lately, it questions why I continued to write. In my continual fight to stay out of the pit, I...

1 TREMENDOUS LAZY DAY

National Lazy Day was August 10th. I’m still celebrating. Many ideas for today’s blog have been swirling through my head and, one day, I’ll get to them—but not today. They’re just too much work! Even the even the activities in the “Lazy Day” song by Spanky and our...

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...
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