Category: Life in general

“Your daddy is retiring.” My mother said those words about 45 years ago, right after my first real job had begun. The picture that appeared in my head was my…

Life in general Writing and publishing

If it’s true that our parents watch over us after they die, then perhaps Mom is chuckling at her daughter the dorkette. Maybe Dad is too. Mom would have many…

humor Life in general Writing and publishing

Originally, the coreopsis (tall plant, yellow blooms, photo below) became the centerpiece of its own picture because I wanted to show my friends. This beauty is a rescue plant from…

Gardening Life in general

The headline above ends in a question mark because it’s a thought that occurs to me often when I think about dividing lines among people, especially when I visit Facebook…

Life in general

The day my 28-inch bypass loppers broke revealed to me that I was the nut that others perhaps already recognized but were too polite to mention. The unfortunate lopper incident…

Gardening Humor Life in general

Life in general

Gardening Life in general

Sam hated to have his feet touched, so they got touched a lot. Just one index finger poking one footpad out of all those footpads…and the foot would jerk away.…

Life in general Life with dogs Writing and publishing

Our school district just hosted its annual lunch for public school mentors and for those who think they want to be mentors. As a seasoned veteran with one year (!) of…

Life in general Life with dogs

Of course, these are not fireworks at all, just surplus spider lilies (Hymenocallis liriosme) from the garden of a friend. They decided to bloom a couple of days ago. Every time…

Gardening Life in general