Never Again?

     It happened again in February, another horrific school shooting, this time at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Every time newscasters say “Stoneman” my heart sinks as my mind hears “Stoneham”. This school shooting happened on Valentine’s Day, a day for acknowledging someone special in our life. Instead, seventeen special people […]

At Your Leisure

     The phrase “at your leisure” has lost all meaning in today’s impatient world. If there are more than two people in line at the grocery store, customers are wondering why the manager doesn’t open another cash register. Lots of people prefer self-check out for speedier service (unless I’m the customer in front of […]

I’m with Cupid

     Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of winter, just in time to warm my heart. This silly little Hallmark holiday has been a favorite of mine since grammar school. I enjoyed writing out valentine cards for all my classmates. I spent lots of time picking out the best one from the pack of 25 […]

38 Minutes

     The message was sent to everyone in Hawaii at approximately 8:00 am on a sunny Saturday morning. The peacefulness of paradise was suddenly interrupted across the state when cell phones simultaneously blared with an ominous buzz. A warning message lit up everybody’s screen: “Emergency Alert. Ballistic Missile Threat Inbound To Hawaii. Seek Immediate Shelter. […]

Ice Ice Baby

     Unfortunately, my weather predictions came true. Last year I wrote about global warming and climate change. I expounded on my theory about winter arriving in January and lasting until June. Let’s hope I’m only half right.      Nay-sayers can deny it all they want, but our planet’s weather has changed. Summers are […]

Auld Age

     I’m standing at a precipice on the edge of the horizon looking down into an abyss. Or maybe it’s a chasm. I don’t know the difference. My eyesight isn’t what it used to be. Come to think of it, neither is anything else.      2017 was the year I accepted the fact […]

Pains, Strains & Automobiles

     Famous last words: “I’ll hold up the mattress with one hand and pull up the bedskirt with the other.” The next thing I know, I’m in my wife’s Jeep being transported to my doctor’s office for an unplanned emergency appointment for my out-of-whack back.      The week started on a positive note. […]