“Think Your Parents Were Tough?”

“Memories of a Milltown Girl”  “Think Your Parents Were Tough?”               Think again… The lives of kids of a town principal and the town’s ministers are equally challenging. Since the parents are expected to set a high standard for the community, their kids are expected to be the embodiment of that standard. Water balloons out the […]

But Does He Really Have Alzheimer’s?

 But Does He Really Have Alzheimer’s?  It’s a confounding disease—Alzheimer’s. And no 2 people get this disease the same way. Sometimes, his illness is very obvious, showing up as serious cognitive problems, but at other times, my partner can be amazingly “on,” as in witty, fun, engaging. The disease, at times, makes me wonder about my […]

Karmic (or Comic) Relief

Karmic (or Comic) Relief –Why One Should Never Act Like an A**hole  I absolutely love it when some lout who’s abused others gets a comeuppance from the universe. Years ago, when I was in the real estate business, I witnessed a perfect occasion. I represented a buyer who had just bought a cute ranch, through […]

MRE’s—We Had Them      

 MRE’s—We Had Them        We’re all reading about the Meals-Ready-to-Eat that have been found in abandoned tanks and vehicles of the great column of war machines that some Russian soldiers have left in the wake of their escape, along Ukraine’s highways. Many had the expiration date of 2002. It speaks to a poorly-prepared and outfitted […]

And Sometimes You Stand Alone

And Sometimes You Stand Alone I taught school for 30 years, all different levels at 4 different buildings—all positions I took on, willingly, meaning I was never involuntarily transferred. I taught in both junior and senior high schools. Lord, I even taught elementary art for a while, sitting at those little tables with kindergartners, cutting […]