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Mothers and Sons

Recently, I was looking for a photo of our two children when they were younger. Swept along memory lane and traveling slowly back in time, I flipped through all the pictures. The first one that I set aside was one of the four of us.         Then I came across one of...

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Our son introduced his father to the perfect woman

Our son introduced his father to the perfect woman. She was brought into our home and given a prominent place. This sleek, attractive woman doesn’t answer back, replies politely when asked a question, and can discuss everything from weather to sports. She doesn’t...

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dog walking and drinking

We have been without a dog for years. So when some friends asked us to babysit their cocker spaniel Clio, I agreed. As an avid walker it was a treat having her along one Saturday morning.   I had our route all planned out. She and I would begin our jaunt on a path...

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#Selfie

#Selfie, noun: a picture that you take of yourself especially by using the camera on your smartphone. It’s a whole new world of photography with our electronic gizmos. It used to be you would never have your picture taken unless you were looking your best. Photo...

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Word

Choose a word. The challenge comes every New Year with the same predictability as the ball dropping on Times Square. A word is chosen to influence one’s life journey for the next twelve months. Rebel that I am, I have decided to choose not one but four:   Think....

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Unveiling

The story has been told before. But it never, ever gets old...   Quietly he pulled the curtain aside, a deep blue tapestry filled with star-studded jewels. Peering into the dim-lit room, he noted the scarcity of furniture. In the corner sat a rough-hewed footstool, a...

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You Only Live Once…

You only live once. But Christmas comes every year. And this morning, I woke with visions of sugar cookies, decorations, Christmas cards, and gift-wrapping dancing in my head. Made my inner world spin with the sheer thought of everything that needed to be done in the...

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Pumpkins? A mystery?

Pumpkins are a mystery to me. If you think about it, they aren’t very attractive—plain in color and odd in shape. However, the origin of their name is rather interesting. In Greece they were originally named pepon; translated means orange melon. Once autumn begins,...

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Waiting in the doctor’s office is never easy…

Waiting in the doctor’s office is never easy. Even though they try to make your stay as comfortable as possible, you still know that behind one of those ominous doors a doctor waits to take your vitals and give you the news. Good or bad.     A recent visit to the...

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