Michael Meets Mozart

My daughter just started playing violin so I have taken a sudden interest in stringed instruments. I saw these guys who are living on the edge with their gifts. I can guarantee you’ve never seen anything like this.   If you remember to come back, share what you...

“I Got a Feeling”

You’ve heard the phrase, “Trust your gut.” Now if you’re prone to frequent bouts of nausea or you actually have an ulcer, I’d suggest you ignore this phrase completely. But if your plumbing runs fairly smoothly most of the time, and your decision doesn’t involve your...

“Hi, my name’s Kim…”

“Hi, my name’s Mary and I’m an alcoholic and pathological liar.” “Hi, my name’s Javier and I’m an emotionally-abused enabler who doesn’t know how to say no.” “Hi, my name’s Frieda and I’m a thief and a manipulator.” “Hi, my name’s Bob and I’m two-faced and addicted to...

A GPS on the Yellow Brick Road

“Follow the yellow brick road,” said the tiny man to the pretty young girl in the snazzy red pumps. The girl looked puzzled. “Follow the yellow brick road,” said a second tiny man to the girl who now looked like she was seeing double. And as if she hadn’t heard it the...

Lessons from a Lock-jaw

I’m sure I’ll be needing dentures long before the average woman my age. More often than not lately, I find myself unconsciously clenching my teeth.  A few times I’ve actually awoken in the morning with my jaw so stiff and sore you’d think I’d spent the night gnawing...

My Personal Weed War

I have a black thumb. It seems like any plant I try to grow, dies.  And it’s never a speedy expiration.  No, sadly it involves long suffering and then a painful and gruesome demise.  I truly have all the best intentions when I waltz through Lowe’s garden center...

“What Do You Say?”

I received this mini-story in my email yesterday. I liked it so much I have to pass it on. As a wife and mother of three, and with the season of gratitude approaching, it made me smile knowingly. One day a man came home and found his house a disaster. The kids were...