Organizing Clutter

Every once in a while the urge to straighten, organized and declutter bites this writer in the posterior. In most cases, the action is necessary. For example, when you move from one home to another, you become an archeologist of sorts and unearth a past tucked away in...

Unexpected Consequences

Life is about learning from our and other people’s mistakes. We form our view of likes and dislikes at an early age observing our parents. If we approved of their example, we might follow in their footsteps. Some kids are contrary and will choose the opposite path no...

The Busybody

Busybodies come in all ages and both genders. If you watch a group of children playing, you will soon spot the miniature busybody in the group. Children are simple creatures, but they do have a strong sense of self. If a child believes they are treated unfairly by...

The Imp

Some folks say things which inevitably get them in trouble. This affliction is known as speaking before engaging the brain. In defense of shoot from the lip folk, they are blessed or cursed with an imp riding on their shoulders. The imp’s sole purpose is to prod his...

The Endless Loop

“Always avoid the near occasions of sin.” The nuns who taught in parochial schools drilled that cautionary lesson into every child in their custody. Sometimes the words reverberated in those little ears after a youngster or two got into some mischief that in the minds...