Stormy weather

During the last few weeks, I have been following the weather radar with interest.  Hurricane season is upon us, reminding us that the weather is predictable to a point, but ultimately we cannot control it.  I am now watching what is happening with Jose and Maria. I watched with interest as Harvey moved toward Texas,[…]

Cursing, swearing, profanity, and vulgar language

Is it just me or does it seem like the use of foul language is on the rise?  Do you remember when “he swears like a sailor” was the designation for a man who had a filthy mouth?  If a “she” cursed a lot, she was unladylike, crude, and unattractive.  Children did not swear in[…]

A Unifying Few Hours.

Monday marked a momentous day in the worlds of science and history. A solar eclipse made its way across the United States, the first one since the early 1900s.  This may be a once in a lifetime event for some people; hence the excitement and enthusisam.  Millions of people left work early or skipped altogether[…]

Losing our collective minds

How sad I am to see this country appearing to fall apart at the seams.  At one time we were one nation under God, and now we are splintered into groups so small, everyone seeking a special identification and sanction.  Seriously, this is not the indivisible nation our pledge speaks of.  What has brought about[…]

Family Camp

Family vacations are highly anticipated events in most homes. Much planning goes into the location, time, and funding for a trip for a week or two to some location away from home. Sometimes, the family vacation is an excursion to Disney World or a cruise to the islands. Sometimes it is a highly anticipated trip[…]

Too much tv

A while back, I wrote a blog about television, but I focused on commercials more than the availability of television in the home. Can we have too much tv? When I received my bill from Comcast a few months ago, I noticed that the bill was higher than it had been, so I drove over[…]

To buy a new car…or not

In 2008, right before my husband had a very delicate and traumatic surgery, he suggested that I get a brand new car in my name, just in case. He wanted me to be safe in a car that would not need constant repairs, and thus began my venture of the search for a new car.[…]

Burgeoning adulthood

My experiences with young adults has been varied and interesting.  Many with whom I work are lively and enthusiastic.  A few are slugs.  We work together well, and some of the things I have observed are encouraging.  Others, not so much. I don’t think that young college students really anticipate the cost of their education.[…]