Memories of Across the Pond

Nothing makes us notice how fast our lives race by then taking a look at our children and grandchildren. To confirm the truth, take a peek in the mirror. Where did the time go? Why is it we do not notice the passage of time as we live our lives? Our granddaughters are...

Tenacity

Some people consider tenacity a virtue, but those on the receiving end of such determination are not always pleased. There is one aspect of tenacity few of us realize. It is also the seed or basis of all lifeforms in the sea or on land, including humans, plants and...

This and That

  Unless you adhere to the keep-my-mind-empty philosophy, it is nearly impossible not to be bombarded by random thoughts. They may evolve into lengthy contemplation or remain snippets flitting in and out of our lumpy brains without gaining traction. Last week’s...

Mom’s Warnings

Momisms are part of growing up. They are things mothers say to their children to control, instruct, and civilize the little urchins. When we asked our daughter, the proud parent of two lovely Centennial young women, her reply was “I avoided Momisms like the plague.”...

Matching Works With Names

The time has come to confess one’s youthful misdeeds. It was an unintentional mistake, but those who create stories and songs may find it difficult to forgive. This writer committed the unpardonable sin of omission throughout a good portion of her life. Reading has...

The Annual Poke and Grope

As is the case with any group of humans, not everyone in the medical community agrees on whether people should get an annual physical or not. If you are healthy and between the ages of 30-40, a health checkup every other year is sufficient. However, from age 50 on,...