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.[…]

Spring Season! Opening Day!

The season has arrived.  Fans anticipate Opening Day of baseball with great hopes for their local teams. Here in the Philadelphia area, we have great expectations for the Phillies, but it’s still early yet, and though the team has made some games very interesting, we shall wait to see what happens. Only in Philadephia! One[…]