This past week I made an enormous error by posting a very small clip of a scene without the full context. This isn’t the first time something was misconstrued so I should have known better, but hey, I continue to be human. Fortunately for me, I have readers who will let me know when something… Read More Everything in Context….
Summer has finally landed in our neck of the woods. I was worried because we were having unseasonably cold and rainy weather, but now it’s unseasonably hot. Go figure. Normally, temperatures in the upper nineties would not bother me one bit, but this year is different. Our beloved pool is closed due to Coronavirus…even though… Read More Summer is here!
As usual, I troll social media because sometimes there are extremely funny posts. One of those asked why a certain business wasn’t considered essential. I had to agree with that popular author’s perspective and decided to weigh in with my list of essential and non-essential businesses. Note: There may be some tongue in cheek humor…… Read More Top 5 Essential and Non-Essential Businesses
Like everyone else, I have been watching the news (obsessively). With retirement comes ample free time to obsess over the news. It’s grim with the pandemic and economic fallout that will surely affect millions of Americans. And yet, there is a spark of hope. For more than three years, there has been a deep divide… Read More Unity…
For those of you who have ever read any of my books, you already know that I almost always sprinkle humor into the story. And yet, I also usually have a serious subtext embedded within. Sometimes I wonder if that subtext is watered down because of that humor. Hmmm…this is a new conundrum I have… Read More Humor Me…
We are in a particularly scary moment in history fueled by social media. Facebook and Twitter expand the principles of the mob mentality. Throw in power differentials and we have a powder keg. Recently, my wife showed me a horrific news story about an Iranian lawmaker offering three million to assassinate Trump. I stayed away… Read More Mob Mentality
I’m a curious person and random questions often pop in my head. Recently our team was delivering Holiday cards and everyone on the team was saying Merry Christmas. I usually default to Happy Holidays. Sure, I’m in Human Resources and people expect me to be ‘politically correct’, but recently I read a great post that… Read More Happy Fill in the Blank
I’ve decided to rename duct tape to dyke tape. Because I don’t know about you, but it is my go to fix it tool. I suppose I use the word “tool” liberally. I’ve talked before about embracing the word, Dyke. I’ve also talked about my love affair with duct tape. It seemed natural to bring… Read More Dyke Tape
The other day I was talking with my brother in law and sister on how best to help my father who is starting to need a lot more support to live independently. Of course, for us, the logical conclusion is for him to sell his home and move into an assisted living facility. He does… Read More Lesbian Communes for Mature Adults
I’m embarrassed to admit that until Darla, the Executive Director of Stone Soup Community Press mentioned Compound Interest would be released on Giving Tuesday, I’d never heard of it. Sure, I knew about the commercial days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ve even provided a bit of history in a previous blog on Black Friday.… Read More Giving Tuesday