Americans love to party. If we don’t have something to celebrate we find excuses. Two of the biggest party days of the year just happen to celebrate countries known for their libations. This Saturday we will salute our neighbor to the south with Cinco de Mayo celebrations. On March 17 we honor Ireland with green
Here is a concise and definitive article co-written by a liberal and a conservative explaining what is behind the log jam in Congress. Quite an eye opener!
A woman is a daughter, sister, niece, wife, mother, aunt, stepmother, and grandmother. She is the glue that holds the family together. She kisses booboos, heals hurts, encourages the timid, and guides the growth of her family. A woman is the family organizer, nutritionist, financial advisor, health director, spiritual counselor, laundry expert, and cleaning lady. She
You know it’s going to be a bad day when you wake up smelling poop. You also know it’s going to be a bad day when you have to bathe the dog and change clothes before breakfast. I woke up and smelled that unmistakable smell of doggy poop. I have had many dogs during my
With a voice as smooth and comforting as hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day, Ted Williams won the hearts of millions. Job offers from around the world poured in faster than a gushing oil well. He had finally found the ticket he needed to leave the streets behind. Within days he was appearing on TV shows across the country and staying in posh hotels. Williams instantly went from pan-handling on the streets to pandering publicists eager to cash in on the latest phenomena. Everyone wanted a piece of him.
When I started this blog I didn’t know where it would take me but I knew the writer in me had to get out. It has been fun making new friends and keeping in touch with long trusted friends through this forum. I thank you for indulging me in my passions and putting up with my
As I wrote recently, the Elf on the Shelf has become a popular tradition with many young families–even though my niece’s four yeal old son had his misadventure concerning one. (See Elf on the Shelf Causes Chaos.) According to the myth, an elf must be named before he receives his magic powers. I am proud
Christmas creeps up on us gradually, gains momentum, and ends with the most glorious message of all. It begins very subtly. You may see a clerk unpacking angels in August. By Labor Day a few candles and wreaths might be spotted in the back of the store. Before Halloween some of the Christmas displays are
I have seen The Nutcracker about three or four times and am always entranced by its magic. I never grow tired of Tchaikovsky’s music and dancing ballerinas twirling in yards of tulle. However, the performance I saw this weekend held a special magic because I attended it with my granddaughter, Allison. We dressed up for
How does Santa keep track of all those children and know who has been naughty or nice? Which girls and boys deserve the latest, hottest toys? Or, which ones missed their goal and will receive only coal in their stockings? Santa’s special agent, the elf on the shelf, is the answer. My niece’s family adopted