Even though we live in the woods, I do not expect to meander into the backyard and find a hawk chick toddling towards me.
For a few short weeks, my empty nest is full again. Two dorm rooms worth of stuff have returned home to fill the bedrooms and teeter in odd corners. Music floats from rooms where a few weeks ago there was only silence. Extra cars jostle for position. The refrigerator and pantry are stuffed with a selection of foods and beverages…
For my post this week I was going to write a list of suggestions on how to get through a child’s college graduation without crying, but it would have been very short: You can’t. So, instead, enjoy these thoughts on a related subject: Planned Obsolescence
Another Super Bowl has come and gone. I went to a Super Bowl party, but I did’t watch the game. In fact, I went to the party planning NOT to watch the game. Because I didn’t care who won.
The Christmas season is a busy time of year. So many things to focus on. In addition to all those parties and concerts, the season is full of projects like cookie-baking, shopping, decorating and gift-wrapping. Such activities are supposed to help us “get into the spirit of Christmas.” But, for me at least, the “spirit” is sometimes lost in the…
For better or for worse, we all have a reputation We’re known for being kind, or creative, or cynical, or always late. We can also be known for certain skills, like being a good cook or an awesome guitar player. Most of the time, we become known for a skill we have chosen to develop. But not always.