We watch with horror the news coverage of mass murders of school children and then, with further disbelief, the fall-out of blame, outrage, prayers, opinions, accusations, analysis and all manner of political warfare.
The Olympics gave us all the chance to watch the world’s best athletes attempt to achieve the incredible.
Last week to usher in Mardi Gras, my friend invited me on Fat Tuesday to a ladies luncheon and served King Cake.
A Supermoon, a Blue Moon and a total lunar eclipse.
The horror coming out of Oregon now that folks might have to pump their own gasoline is nothing short of mind-boggling.
The world is coming to an end. It will not happen because of a crazy guy with a bad haircut in North Korea.
Have you ever thought about becoming a polar bear? Dear Readers, there are seriously deranged people in other parts of the world that seem to think running half naked into freezing lakes or 39 degree oceans is a whole lot of fun.
Are you ready to embrace 2018? Well, ready or not, here it comes. Time, once again, is marching into the beginning of a new calendar, pulling us along with it.
I have been wrestling with Santa and it wasn’t a pretty picture. ’Tis the season to be jolly, but sometimes decorating can turn into something slightly less cheery.
I have seen the evidence of the “big approach” to Christmas all around me.
How was your Black Friday?
Did you enjoy the Veterans Day Parade?
Amazon wants to visit you.
Looking for a reason to celebrate? Summer is over!
My eyes have been opened (and wallet almost emptied) because I have seen the Purse Promise Land.
Why God? Show your hand.
Never give up, because just when you think the game is over, all is lost, things will never be the same, a small miracle might occur.
First came the wind. Trees dropping, howling, swirling terror that tore off roofs and downed telephone poles. Then came the rain.
Have you read any good headlines lately?
Manuel, where art thou? Our kind and friendly tarantula has not yet arrived at my friend Diane Wilson’s house for his annual visit!
Are you feeling rested? Just wondering how your official “Day of Rest” ... otherwise called Labor Day ... is turning out.
Wake up and watch the crosswalks!
Protect your eyes! Grab those crazy “eclipse glasses.” Then quick, run outside and look up at the moon slipping in front of the sun for a total eclipse.
Throw out your kitchen sponge immediately!
Does this dress make me look fat? Hmm ... this is evidently one of the most frequently asked questions that wives pose to their husbands. Sadly, there is no correct answer.
Would you like a chip?
Have you been missing a few friends? We might all be in San Diego.
Eighty. This is the number of people who formed a human chain in Panama City, Florida, to save a family.
How was your hot dog? Well, I figured you might have eaten one over the past holiday weekend, since Americans ate approximately 150 million hot dogs on the Fourth of July!
What would you take? The smoke and flames are approaching, you are being evacuated and you have minutes to grab things.
So, are you ready for swimsuit weather?
In case you are wondering if summer is here yet (as we all swelter in this heat wave), fear not, because tomorrow evening marks the summer solstice.
I touched a snake. Actually, I grabbed onto the beast thinking he was a garden hose and picked him up.
How do you spell stupid? Oops ... not what I meant to say.
Are you enjoying this Memorial Day weekend?
I almost got arrested. Okay, or possibly taken into a windowless room with two frighteningly big, uniformed men who never smile.
Do you like grape jelly? If so, come on over to my house, because this time of year I buy two-pound jars by the case.
Farewell Cassini! We appreciate your efforts and are saddened that The End is near.
Do you wear blue jeans? Yes, I thought you might. Me too.
News was pretty strange last week. From airplanes to a certain giraffe, it was a lot to absorb.
KaCHOO! Oh, excuse me, dear readers, because it seems I cannot stop sneezing!
Spring has arrived! It’s not the weather, the calendar, the cooing doves, appearance of humming birds or flowers in bloom that tell me the season — it’s the beating of rugs, washing of windows, cleaning of pot shelves and organizing of closets.
The British are coming! Yes, it is that time of year again!
It’s not impossible! Sadly, it is just unlikely.
The rules of golf have changed and it’s about time!
Don’t you love the rain? The Navajos claim that when the clouds are formed like sheep in the sky, then the heavens are ready to open up and cleanse the earth, wash the grounds, refresh the trees, grow the grass, nourish the critters and give us life.
Does big government come from small minds? Which might then lead to dumb laws?
Have you ever made a mistake so huge that it was life-altering?
She baked her last pie. It was with the usual flaky homemade crust and as Mother likes to say, “real cherries.”