“Grumbling with Gratitude”

“Grumbling with Gratitude”

Aug. 31, 2022 by

         I’m gonna lay it out here.  Things are not easy around this house.  And most of it has to do with situations that can’t be helped.          Evelyn is

“The Sound of One Bird Flying”

“The Sound of One Bird Flying”

Aug. 25, 2022 by

         When a bird takes off to fly away I can’t hear it.          However, when a flock of them take off at the same instant – as though someone

<strong>“<u>Something’s ‘Bug’ging Our Family</u>”</strong>

Something’s ‘Bug’ging Our Family

Aug. 18, 2022 by

         Seems as though an uninvited guest has arrived in our household again.          Evelyn and Karlyn had been feeling under the weather a little before the weekend (Aug. 12

“Our Local Blood Bank: the End of an Era”

“Our Local Blood Bank: the End of an Era”

Aug. 10, 2022 by

         Many years ago I saw a cartoon showing an emaciated-looking old man sitting at the check-in station at a blood bank.  His eyes were droopy.  His face was wrinkled. 

“The Downside of Glamping”

“The Downside of Glamping”

Aug. 3, 2022 by

glamp·ing /GLAMP-ing/ noun 1.   a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.          With that online definition (from Oxford Languages) in mind,

“A Vent, but Also a Facing of Reality”

“A Vent, but Also a Facing of Reality”

Jul. 29, 2022 by

            I believe that today (Thursday, July 28, 2022) might serve as a good example of how bad the situation would be for wife Evelyn and daughter Karlyn if anything

“TVs, Then and Now”

“TVs, Then and Now”

Jul. 6, 2022 by

            It’s sometime in the early 1960s.  I’m in high school.  I come home from school and decide I’d like to watch a little TV.  I walk up to the

“Reconciliation – a Testimony”

“Reconciliation – a Testimony”

Jun. 28, 2022 by

            Caitlin L., daughter Karlyn’s best friend, has been using our van for just shy of a year.  She did not have enough money to buy a car at the

“Win”

“Win”

Jun. 15, 2022 by

            I met Win (Winfield?  Winfred?  Never found out) at the Dover, DE, YMCA fitness center many years ago.  He was in his 80’s at the time and has since

“On Losing Friends”

“On Losing Friends”

Jun. 14, 2022 by

            [Disclaimer: I know that virtually no one reads this blog, so I feel safe in posting something more cathartic this time.  If you’re one of the fewer than, say,