Why the Cock Crows

Did you ever wonder why roosters crow? If you live in the suburbs and large metropolitan areas, that thought probably will not appear among your various synaptic processes. Admit it. You would panic if you heard a rooster crow in your urban world. If you were asleep,...

What Did You Do Last Summer?

School is back in session in most places. As a way to ease the students back into the education groove, many a teacher’s first homework assignments used to be: “Write an essay on what you did last summer.” The teachers cautioned their creative students about using an...

Dealing with Houdini

Never in her wildest dreams did this city girl expect to live in the country. But when she fell in love with Hubby, her world and life changed. He was a quiet and observant man. Unlike far too many folks who are uncomfortable within their skin and with silence, he...

Those Ah-Ha Moments

What do you do with your time when the weather outside hovers between 103 and 109? For the past several weeks, it was and still is too hot to do yard work, as in mowing, pulling weeds, and sundry other outdoor tasks. Since you rarely leave the house and weeks go by...

Limited Focus

Living in the smothering cocoon of self-indulgence and ego becomes boring in no time. At least, it should if you have a couple of brain cells left to rub together. Why do you suppose selfish people tend to be cynical, grumpy, and manage to find fault in everyone and...