Can Anything Good Come From Tragedy?

I didn’t want to write this post. I don’t like writing about grief, sadness and loss. I would much rather make people laugh than make them cry. But sometimes the bad stuff reaches out and slaps you in the face.

So here goes…

I am aware that tragedy happens all around us:


But usually I can keep it at arm’s length: Wars, earthquakes, factory closings, cancer deaths … I know these things happen–mostly to people I don’t know in someplace I’ve never been. Continue reading

My Love-Hate Relationship with Technology

file0001546226997We live in a world filled with technology: E-mail, social media, text messages, web cams and YouTube videos on every imaginable topic (and then some).


Everywhere we look we find flashing screens.



To quote Dr. Seuss, sometimes I get sick of, “the NOISE, NOISE, NOISE, NOISE!” Continue reading