Tall People are Annoying (So I’ve Been Told)

On a long drive to Michigan a week ago, my husband and I listened to various radio stations (yeah, we’re boomers who still like to play radio roulette instead of having a reliable playlist—it makes life more exciting). One announcer became quite animated over the summer solstice, which was occurring that day. Most of us … Continue reading Tall People are Annoying (So I’ve Been Told)

Making a Change in a Nation of Gavels and Guns

Trigger warning: this column refers to violent events--both real and fiction. My husband and I just finished watching Night Sky, a quirky series on Prime starring Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons. Spacek is one of my favorite actresses and she has been on a lot of television in the last several years: i.e., Bloodline, Castle … Continue reading Making a Change in a Nation of Gavels and Guns

An Encouraging Word: Part 2–Becoming Encouragers

Author’s note: I’m putting a pin in a promised post: I was caught up in an online poetry forum yesterday and did not get to my piece on Priscilla who possibly authored Hebrews (gosh, I do love alliteration, especially when its use is unplanned). I hate not keeping my promises, so I will not pledge … Continue reading An Encouraging Word: Part 2–Becoming Encouragers

We Storm the Building

We Storm the Building As dutiful soldiers We march into the yard We've trained with no weapons Yet daily stand guard We storm the building Each morning at eight Bulky backpacks a burden But we’re never late Our troops line the hallways First-graders salute Parading to classrooms In khakis and boots The clang of the … Continue reading We Storm the Building

Word to the Wise Will Return June 2!

Hi friends, I'm putting down my pen for about two weeks while I meet some important deadlines personally and professionally. Thursday Thunk will return on June 2 and Word to the Wise's Monday post on June 6. In the meantime, I pray peace upon your household and all who enter it. True peace is needed … Continue reading Word to the Wise Will Return June 2!

Thursday Thunk: Downsizing, Downton-Style

It is no secret to family and friends that one of my favorite series of recent years is Downton Abbey. In fact, during one Christmas season, any time that I was baking dozens of scones for customers of my (very) small home-based bakery or preparing meals for company, I kept the six seasons rolling on … Continue reading Thursday Thunk: Downsizing, Downton-Style