Thanksgiving thoughts

I work at the Village Grille, a small restaurant in a farmer’s market. As customers go in and out of the restaurant, we chat about various things like the weather, food, kids, health, and yes, holidays. I enjoy the interaction with veterans, senior citizens, young adults, and sometimes children as they come in and go[…]

Dirty Jobs

Recently I have become enchanted with Mike Rowe, formerly of the show Dirty Jobs. You can catch him at MikeRowe.com/podcast. Occasionally, I see a glimpse of his videos on Facebook, but I know the he has vidoes on YouTube as well. He has a marvelously sonorous voice, which engages the listenr. While he talks about the[…]

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[…]