Before you break out the barbecue or grab your baseball glove this Memorial Day, take a moment to consider what’s behind this “most solemn of American holidays” – and the cost. Like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUZHTE1jMXg A lot of people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. They are not the same. While those who died are also remembered, … Continue reading The Cost
Snuggle Bunny and I celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary tomorrow. Where did the time go? More importantly, in an era when a double nano-second constitutes a “long-term relationship,” how did we make it thirty-six years (and still going strong)? First off, we’re waaay too young to be that old. Second, it hasn’t always been easy. … Continue reading Holding Hands: What I’ve Learned in 36 Years of Marriage
Most of you who've been following this blog know that I turn 60 years bold this year. Natch, I'm waaaay too young to be that old. I mean, my Grandma was 60 years old. I'm still trying to figure out how our youngest got to be 20 so fast! Weren't we bringing that kid home … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of a Little Red Number?
When’s the last time someone ripped you off? Acted like a jerk? Treated you like dirt? Have you been betrayed or cheated by someone you trusted? A Bermuda Triangle I had “all of the above” happen to me recently. Call it a Bermuda Triangle of Collective Flaky-it-is: Someone I trusted dropped the ball on me*. … Continue reading How FREE Are You?
Dear Spring: Rumor has it that you skipped onto the calendar yesterday. I don't mean to be nit-picky or anything, but um, where? I mean, snow in March? Seriously? We need to talk. In case you forgot to bring your seasonal attire, here's a quick refresher for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOiYAB0_P6E Get the picture? Good. Not that … Continue reading Rumor Has It…
It only took me about 45 years or so to discover that I'm part Irish. No, really. According to family lore, we're part Leprechaun on Dad's side. In fact, there's a village in County Kildare, Ireland with our surname on it. How cool is that? Sunny & Chipper Today being even a bit Irish is … Continue reading Mavericks & Me Irish Showing
I’m baaaack. And Tibet was pretty nice. Now let’s see. Where was I? Oh yeah. Getting in The Zone and blogging inspiration. It’s the wee hours. I should’ve been in bed like, 100 years ago. But remember what I said earlier about getting in The Zone? Who cares what time it is when you’re in … Continue reading In the ‘Wee, Small Hours…’
Earlier this month I told you I was kicking around the idea of doing a book on My Story. Actually, I've been kicking around some ideas on the subject for a coupla years now. So much so that my toes are a little sore. But I was cooking along. Outlining. Chapter-ing. Digging up details and … Continue reading Back to Square One
In the last post we talked about finding a blogging voice and saying something unique. It’s tougher than it sounds. Style is another challenging element of blogging. (Especially like people like me who major in “warped sense of humor.” Don’t say I didn’t warn you.) I like to write numerous posts all at once, when … Continue reading Getting in ‘The Zone’
When it comes to a blogging voice, some people recommend writing Your Story. Great advice. If you have a Story. Preferably a really, really compelling one involving some sort of major life drama. And that’s kind of a problem. Because I don’t really have any major life drama. No battles with a deadly disease or … Continue reading A Journey With John-Boy