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Three Rules to Live By

An ugly incident occurred across the street from us this past week. The act of meanness was uncalled for and resulted anger and hardship for the one who suffered the damage. I couldn’t prevent it or do anything for the victim, but it still impacted me. I didn’t like the disrespect shown for another person. […]

The Friendly People of Texas

I made the trip from Amarillo to Lubbock early one Saturday morning so I could meet with the Caprock Writers Alliance for their monthly meeting. We go through Lubbock on the way to see my folks but we rarely get off the interstate. Making my way through town to the Garden and Arts Center was […]

Calm Yourself

It seems increasingly hard to keep calm. With so much bad news around, it’s hard to keep our perspective on what to emotionally hang on to and what to let go. Stressful feelings may come after watching too many news programs. Some come after driving around those who don’t know how to drive safely. Some […]

A New Mantra

It’s been an interesting week. I have a Twitter account because every writers’ meetings I’ve been to, someone says I should have one. I’m beginning to question that. I posted a simple thing, something like I was happy my case of Covid was mild and was glad I had the vaccinations because the hospital was […]

It’s Masking Time Again

The Delta strain of the Covid virus is rampaging so it’s mask time again. Hubby and I thought we were past this when we got the vaccine. We’re ready for some sense of normal to return. I’ve never completely understood how the vaccination and wearing a mask became so politicized and demonized. This concerns public […]

Being Hospitable

When Hubby and I lived in Boise, we rarely had visitors, and when we did, it was usually our kids. We lived so far away from family and friends that few made the trip. Since we moved into our Rapid City house the end of this last April, we’ve had lots of company. It’s been […]

A Merry Season

I love this time of year. It’s such a happy season and people seem to be in a better mood than usual. It’s what we need, especially this year. The day of giving thanks set the stage for the season of giving. The Christmas spirit makes its entrance and cheers everyone up. Opportunities to donate […]

Put a Smile in Your Voice

Last week’s edition of CBS’s Sunday Morning played a short editorial about smiles behind the masks that really struck a nerve with me. I wear a mask when I go out in public (Why? Read my blog about it). I’ve been thinking about that editorial all week, and I’m sharing my thoughts. I’ve always been […]