Unplugged for a Day

I must confess that I’ve become addicted to electronics. I’m on my computer every day for several hours, longer when I’m writing and editing. Additionally, I’m on my phone more than I should be. It’s really nice for keeping in touch with friends and family, but spending hours on it is not a good thing. […]

Unanswerable Questions

I’m saddened by the terrible new coming out of Afghanistan these days as the country falls to the Taliban. Hearing the news takes me back to when I met a man from Afghanistan long before there was turmoil in that country. In the summer between my junior and senior years of high school (early 1970s), […]

Visits From Friends

The past several weeks have been eventful. We had a lot of visitors from down south. It’s nice to have a house that’s easy to entertain in. The views provide entertainment and new topics when conversation slows. That’s always a plus. The first part of July, we had visitors from Arkansas and Texas. Some I’d […]

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 […]

The Good Old

There other day when I was preparing a meal, I pulled out my aluminum colander and used it to rinse vegetables. I shouldn’t call it mine because I got it from my mother-in-law’s kitchen when we cleaned out her apartment. I think of her every time I use it. Her kitchen was fully stocked with […]

Lessons from the Eclipse of the Super Flower Blood Moon

Last Wednesday, at 3:30 a.m., my alarm woke me up. I drug myself out of bed, debating whether it was worth the effort or not. The issue remained unresolved as I threw on some clothes and woke Hubby. We drove a few blocks up the hill to a place where we had a great view […]

Bucket Lists

Hubby asked me the other day if I had a bucket list. I’m not sure if I do or not. Do you have one? A bucket list describes all the things you want to do and places you want to go before you die. The term became popular after a movie, The Bucket List, came […]