Thoughts on Regrets

Last week, I watched an old sit-com show where they discussed regrets. While I didn’t watch the whole show, the topic of regrets stayed with me, and I’ve been thinking about my regrets. Just like most other people, I have a few. Some things I regret not doing when the opportunity came, but since I’m […]

Thoughts on Dementia

Long ago, my granny and I had wonderful talks while doing the dishes. We talked about all kinds of things, but mostly about family. I remember very clearly her saying that she hoped that when she died, she just fell down dead and that would be that. Her biggest fear, she told me, was losing […]

Is Hatred a Public Health Issue?

Definition of hatred from Merriam-Webster: extreme dislike or disgust; ill will or resentment that is usually mutual; prejudiced hostility or animosity I listened to an interview of Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish who is researching hatred and how it has become a public health issue. It’s a very contagious disease spreading across our country. If anyone has […]

To Paint or Not to Paint

My 11th anniversary of moving to Boise is coming up soon. I’m having a hard time grasping that because it doesn’t seem anywhere near that long. The only place I’ve longer than here is Bayfield, but even there, we lived in four different places (family home, apartment, trailer house, and house). Hubby and I have […]

Thanks, “Unproductive” America!

This past week, I heard a comment from a former presidential candidate who talked about the middle parts of the country where the “unproductive” people lived. She previously referred to us as deplorables. I’ve always lived in the “unproductive” part of the country, and I love it here. Some of the best people on earth […]

What in a Name?

Years ago, I remember my mother saying that she named her children so that they’d all be called by their first name. Both she and my dad use their middle names as their common names, instead of their first names. The world of legal forms wasn’t set up for people who use their middle names […]

Thoughts on Being Sick

I’ve been sick. I’m not sick that often so it’s really hard when I am. Most years the only time I visit the doctor is for my annual checkup. I’m very blessed in that way. I’ve always been very healthy, and I don’t take that for granted. Part of my daily prayer is saying thanks […]

Thoughts and Prayers

A letter to the editor in our local newspaper made me sad. It said, “…thoughts and prayers do not stop high-powered weapons. Enough thoughts and prayers, that has not worked.” What made me sad is that the term “thoughts and prayers” has become meaningless. People reject it as something that doesn’t “work” and imply that […]