Parents/Kids

I wonder – do you ever stop worrying about your child/children? When my son started driving, he used to always roll his eyes at me when he was leaving and I would say, “Drive safely.” I stopped him once and explained to him that he would always be my kid and I would always be . . . → Read More: Parents/Kids

Intentions

I know that most people have good intentions, and I try to take that into account. Even if you have good intentions, you are still responsible for you words and actions. You don’t get to say, “Hey – my intentions were good, so you should ignore the fact that I just said something really rude . . . → Read More: Intentions

Anonymity

Wow! We seem to have become a nation of people who will say anything to anyone, as long as it can done anonymously. Instead of actually talking to someone about what is bothering us, we will put it on social media, bitch and moan about it to anyone who will listen, or anything other than . . . → Read More: Anonymity

Freedom

Freedom is a great thing to be thinking about around the Fourth of July. I am so grateful that we have our freedom, and I hope that we, as a nation, can be vigilant and keep it.

I love that we – all of us – have freedom to do what we wish, as long . . . → Read More: Freedom

Tell them now

You never know what is going to happen in any given day. Be sure to let the people in your life know how you feel about them. Don’t wait until tomorrow – it may never come for some. If you appreciate that someone is in your life, tell them now. If you love someone, tell . . . → Read More: Tell them now

Today’s shootings

I am not even surprised that there are multiple shootings in one day – and that makes me sad. This is what is accepted as normal now – well, I refuse to think of it as normal. If we normalize this, we will never be able to stop it.

The shooting in DC really does . . . → Read More: Today’s shootings

It is what it is

Things aren’t going exactly, or even remotely, how I expected they would go as I got older. I am having to adapt more and more to my circumstances. This does not make me a happy camper.

I am trying to take things as they come, and learn to do what I can do and let . . . → Read More: It is what it is

Do something

I never wanted this blog to be about politics, but here we are. I don’t know how much longer we are going to be able to survive as a country. We have a man in charge who thinks he is a king, if not a god.

I read somewhere that history would not treat him . . . → Read More: Do something

“Helpful” suggestions

I am getting pretty sick of hearing about how the diet someone is on is going to cure everything that ails me. Please understand that I am not annoyed with people who tell me about what worked for them, and suggest that it may be worth looking into. Nor am I annoyed at people who . . . → Read More: “Helpful” suggestions

Healthcare

Whoa – I feel as if I have been kicked in the gut. The republicans passed their healthcare bill (calling it a non-healthcare or tax credit bill seems more appropriate), and I feel like I have a target on my back. I am getting up there in age (okay – I am old), I have . . . → Read More: Healthcare