My extended family was getting together to celebrate my aunt’s 87 birthday. It was a big deal to have this sole- remaining matriarch still here leading our family in love and togetherness. We were meeting at Jumbo China Buffet for lunch, my aunt’s choice, which offers a huge variety … Continue Reading A Birthday Party Gone Bad
As is the case with nearly every presentation that I give on my new book, The World is Our Classroom, someone in the audience gets the brilliant idea to have me come speak to their group. It can be any type of group for when you talk about life-long learning … Continue Reading An Unlikely Audience Can be One of the Best
My husband looks at the stack of “free reading” books by my bed’s night stand: Afterwar, The Things They Cannot Say, The Untold War, etc. They look like the stuff of nightmares, not sweet dreams. He asks, “Aren’t you sick of it?” “What? Reading about veterans and their trauma? … Continue Reading BUILDING A BOOK
GOOD WEED or BAD WEED? It felt ridiculous to be pulling out the chickweed that was threatening to strangle my husband’s potato plants, my husband’s precious potato plants because the only nationality that loves potatoes more than Germans are the Irish. I had recently read a post about chickweed … Continue Reading GOOD WEED or BAD WEED?
I was just writing how we had not picked up a road kill in so many years (see previous blog) that I can’t remember when the last time was, when BAM! I was down at our mailbox on Rt 895 and I heard the loud thud. I looked over … Continue Reading A Sad Day on Red Mountain- one of our own has died