50 words for snow

     Winter, we hardly knew ye. And now it’s March and winter should be winding down, losing steam, whimpering out. Instead, thanks to the wacky weather pattern of 2019, winter seems like it’s only just begun.      There’s no doubt that our climate has changed. And it seems we New Englander’s have changed […]

Wall to wall

    American opinion seems divided on the necessity of building a wall on the southern border of our country. I tried to decipher the opinion polls. I wanted to know where the majority of people stood on the subject, but polls are tricky. The answer depends on which news service conducted the poll. The […]

Flat broke

     A Monday morning flat tire! What a wonderful way to start the week. I haven’t had a flat tire for years. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to change one. The spare tire hidden somewhere in the undercarriage of my 2008 SUV has never seen the light of day. The bolts were rusted on […]

The Waiting Game

     This article was written over a two day period last weekend. There was so much happening in the world, one session at my keyboard just wasn’t enough. Saturday 01.19.19:      I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop. An antiquated expression but that’s the feeling today brings as I wait for the […]

More tales from Kushala Sip

It’s another Saturday mid-morning at Kushala Sip. What is it about a coffee-shop atmosphere that inspires the creative writing process? Is it the soft jazz? The ambient noise? The muffled conversations of patrons at other tables? I wasn’t purposely trying to listen but snippets of people talking would bubble to the surface every few minutes […]

9 Myths of Christmas

     The holidays are fast approaching. There is no escape from the snowball effect as time speeds up and days dwindle when the countdown begins. I’m taking a break from my busy schedule to expose some truths I’ve learned over the years. Myth 1 – Everybody hates fruitcake FALSE: I was surprised to learn […]

Please Re-Lease Me

     It’s shopping time again and I’m dreading it. Oh, not holiday shopping – I love that. What I don’t like is shopping for a new car. I like to look, but the process of negotiating the final sale is torture for the average consumer.      Currently, I drive a 2008 Dodge Nitro. […]