Dinner is Served

Are you a snack? If you happen to be scratching your head or other areas of your body as you read this, then you too may be the treat every tiny critter in your yard craves. This writer’s relationship with the visible and invisible denizens of the earth has evolved....

Scary Moments

Do you startle easily? Or, do you remain calm in situations in which more skittish folk scream, squeak, or gasp at the unexpected? At the risk of appearing to climb on the psychobabble bandwagon, our experiences and environments do contribute to and determine how we...

The Discovery of Binge-Watching

Let’s begin with full disclosure. This writer rarely walks the path everyone else seems to travel. Countless movies and popular television series everyone raves about, may come and go without so much as an eye blink from this lady. For over 20 years, DirecTV brought...

Gourmand Chickens

A person who is a connoisseur of good food is known as a gourmand. Imagine the look of astonishment on the lady of the manor’s face when she learned pigs are not the only country critters who eat everything. Pigs deserve their names. The other day, the Funny Farm...

Nicknames Happen

There is no detectable rhyme or reason involved when it comes to bestowing a nickname. The blessing or in some cases the curse of nicknames is spontaneous and tend to hit the nail on the head. Handles or monikers can also be self-inflicted. For example, if a guy wants...

Leave the Nest! Please!

In the past, young people could hardly wait to get away from home. Some picked colleges to distance themselves from home. Some joined the military. Some chose marriage. No matter what path they chose, they wanted to get away from family and the familiar. They wanted...