Life is a Salad Bar

The salad bar is the quintessential object lesson for life. Seems weird, but follow me on this. Life is full of choices. This or that. Do I stay or should I go. Each decision impacts other options made both before and after. Maybe you like rabbit food and always belly up to the salad barContinue reading “Life is a Salad Bar”

Friendsgiving

As much as the native Americans and pilgrims came together to peacefully feast, the modern Thanksgiving table often becomes the dividing line in every family between political and generational feuds and sometimes great food wars. Sore points of who’s turkey or stuffing was too dry or who wants cranberry from a can or a stovetop,Continue reading “Friendsgiving”

Give a Little, Get a Little

Sandy credited her superb organization skills for the planning of her wedding to her longtime boyfriend, Dan. With her wedding binder in hand, she had everything from the flowers and banquet hall labeled, tabbed and categorized to tackle any question or mishap that would arise. Dan went along with all the planning and decisions withContinue reading “Give a Little, Get a Little”

Phone Panic

I remember a time when making a phone call took a dime and a search for a phone booth. But now, the convenience of having a phone, address book, email, internet, camera, calendar, photo album, stopwatch, clock, flashlight, and all the information that makes up your entire world in your hands has made us dependentContinue reading “Phone Panic”

The Light of the Moon

It was late one night and I took my dog out for her final business of the day. I waited as she did her usual search for the perfect blade of grass to drench. It was pitch dark everywhere. The only light was the blue hued glow of the nearly full moon out that night.Continue reading “The Light of the Moon”

Celebrate Women

Click the picture – 99 cent kindle sale this week Not going to talk politics, really, but women took a hit this week. Just going to say it. We did. I grew up in the wake of the women’s movement, but even with the strides of the women who paved the path before me, I’veContinue reading “Celebrate Women”

Weird, Wild and Wonderful

I love to travel to Key West. It’s an eclectic place that fosters the last bastion of true bohemianism. It’s weird, wild and wonderful. Every bar looks as though either Jimmy Buffet or a pirate are the proprietors. Dogs sit inside beside their owners on a stool with a bowl of water. They are allContinue reading “Weird, Wild and Wonderful”

Walk Like a Man

Author’s note: This was a writer’s prompt about identity. The alarm clock rang and I hit it without looking. It fell to the floor with a loud bang, so I must have slammed it harder today. I hope it’s not broken. As I was already awake, I decided to get up and start my day.Continue reading “Walk Like a Man”

What is Emotional Bullying?

Most people agree a bully is someone who physically assaults another by pushing, hitting, punching, grabbing, knocking books out of hands, stuffing someone into a locker or a dumpster, sticking a head into a toilet, etc. But physical bullying is not the only brand of terror; emotional bullying often leaves as many and deeper scars,Continue reading “What is Emotional Bullying?”

Happiness is NOT a Warm RV

In a pandemic world of limited safe travel, two girlfriends and I decided to take an RV trip to visit another friend a few states away who was isolated, depressed and in need of a boost. With the best intentions, we rented a small RV to minimize contact with the outside world. It was theContinue reading “Happiness is NOT a Warm RV”