Unremembered Joy

The laundry still needed folding. Christmas presents still needed wrapping. The dishwasher was only half unloaded. We sat outside on the blue quilt from Aunt Suz ignoring all of that because this was a rare December day. A day when the blue sky and warm sun belied the Advent season. He is only six months, so … Continue reading Unremembered Joy

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D.G. Myers—Thoughts on Dying and Literary Criticism

It is hard to talk about dying. Even though there is a 100% death rate among humans, we don’t really know what to say about it. Militant phraseology invades our lexicon when confronted with cancer or some other terminal illness.  In the face of imminent death and life altering disease we use words like “fight” … Continue reading D.G. Myers—Thoughts on Dying and Literary Criticism

4 Questions To Help You Know If It’s Time To Breakup

We’ve all been in that dead end relationship.  The one where no matter how much time you put into it, you never make any progress.  The one where no matter how hard you try you just can’t muster up any affection, much less love. Somehow, no matter how bad it gets—and believe me sometimes it … Continue reading 4 Questions To Help You Know If It’s Time To Breakup

Giving Cold the Cold Shoulder: How to beat the winter blues

When it comes to beating the cold, I'm a big believer in escapism. Literally. Get out. If the cold won't go away, just leave. Some things are too big for you to fix or change; don't fight the impossible, abandon it. I realize this advice, if applied to other situations, could lead to a great … Continue reading Giving Cold the Cold Shoulder: How to beat the winter blues

Gators, Vultures, Crocs- Rubber is the new crack

Our first stop in our Southern Florida adventure was the Everglades National Park. It isn't exactly on the way to the Florida Keys or our ultimate destination, Dry Tortugas National Park, but it was too close to be missed, and we had a day to spend, and why spend a day sitting in the sun … Continue reading Gators, Vultures, Crocs- Rubber is the new crack