Off the Beaten Path

Sometimes you go off the beaten path because you want or need to, or because you were mistakenly led and willingly followed someone in the wrong direction.  Going off the beaten path can be good, such as not following your usual schedule, or bad, as is in going one way when you should have gone…

Who is They?

It seems that a lot of people are into the television show, This is Us. I have been one of ‘a lot of people’ since the show began in 2016.  I know the characters and I learn more about them every time I watch. I somewhat can understand their perspective based on what happened in…

Old-Blue-Borrowed-New

Christmas celebrations have ended and a new year is already underway.  A feeling of anticipation led me into all of the celebrations while old-blue-borrowed-new are dragging me out.  Yes, I know those are out of order, but I don’t want to end on blue. A lot of same old, same old happened for Christmas.  It’s…

Do It Automatically

I babysat 6-week-old Baby the other day.  It has been a long time since I took care of a baby given that my own babies are in their late 20s.  I managed to keep everything under control for the short time I was in charge and when it ended, something beyond the beauty of Baby…

One Way or Another

I went to two Christmas parades last weekend.  Yes, that’s a lot of parading in one weekend, but it was worth it. I had a few laughs and came to realize that parades aren’t what they used to be. When I was growing up, we would go to the annual university homecoming parade that marched…

For That, I am Thankful

I’ve heard people say that they like to look at the sunny side of life. I’m not that optimistic.  Instead, I like to laugh so I look at the funny side. The reality is, there are a lot of funny things that happen in everyday life…if you just look. Trust me, I looked a lot…

Start Knocking

It’s Halloween time.  I think I can still use the word ‘Halloween’ without offending too many people. There are so many rules about what you can and can’t say that I have trouble keeping everything straight. The bottom line is this…I have a lot of fond memories about my childhood Halloweens. As I’ve gotten older,…