The Great Pretenders…. Or Liars

I can remember playing pretend when I as a child.  I would clean up the little wooden playhouse in the back yard, arrange the kitchen, set the table with dusty old china, and have my mom come over for tea.  I was about 5 years old at the time and the playhouse didn’t have electricity…

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…

The Good Old Days

What has happened to communication?  It used to be that if you wanted to talk to someone you wrote them a letter, met in person with them, or called them on the telephone with a rotary dial that was in the front room.  What happened to the good old days? Let’s start with written communication….

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…

You’ll Cut Your Bells

It’s beginning to feel a lot like…what the hell?  It’s early November and it’s already Christmasey everywhere you go.  Yeah, I know, I shouldn’t have used ‘hell’ in that sentence given I’m talking about Christmas, but what the hell? I was in the grocery store on the second day of November picking up a few…

My New Friends

I went to a new venue the other night and listened to some live music. I was the third oldest person in the place but that didn’t matter, because I learned something new about the younger generation and I liked what I learned. Everyone knows that Nashville is my favorite city to visit.  There is…