Good News

I thought I’d list some good news here. Hard to see it through the haze of bad news lately. COVID death rates per cases are dropping! Looks like some combination of (1) more effective treatment protocols, (2) possible virus mutation, and/or (3) it’s already burned through a lot of the most vulnerable population. A lot … Continue reading Good News

Appliance HR Guide

Appliances have personalities. Now, there’s not one person out there who disagrees with this. Think about your own appliances. Mmhmm. Here’s the Human Resources file on mine: Washer/Dryer Unfailingly Annoyingly cheerful Plays Schubert’s The Trout when a load is complete. Naive Refrigerator Long-sufferingGenerously makes room for items when Mom needs it toNot vain about appearance … Continue reading Appliance HR Guide

Reframing

As many of you know I’ve fought a battle against excess weight most of my adult life. This is not a fun existence, but it’s just one of my crosses and shared by many other people, so I’m hardly unique. I engage in emotional eating which (for me) means I eat when I’m stressed. I’m … Continue reading Reframing

Grandmother

She was an only child, doted on by her parents. She was a Girl Scout at a time when they really were scouts. She'd tell us about going camping for two weeks during which time the weather was mostly rain. They put up tents – not the modern “pop-up” kind, but the kind that needed … Continue reading Grandmother