Odds Are…

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there will the squirrels nesting in it jump out scamper away as it tumbles?  Odds are yes. Will those same squirrels have time collect the nuts they have been packing up that tree trunk for months, stuffed i … [Read more...]

Out Like a Light

There is one big reason he sun goes down every day, it is so it gets dark. In darkness we sleep. It is dark, quiet, calm; all the things that go along with sleeping. Unless you have one of the light people living in your house. Those nocturnal … [Read more...]


There are too many types of art in the world to discuss in this space. So I have chosen one that we can all claim we are artistic at.  Waving.  Yes waving is an art.  A lot of painting, sculpting, dancing can be a bit highbrow. For us regular folks, w … [Read more...]

Trimming the Trees

We have trees growing around our house. This may seem like a little thing to most people as there are trees growing around most every house. But we planted each tree ourselves and made the yard just how we want it. We live in a farming community and … [Read more...]

99 Contests

Winner, winner chicken dinner. In the same way con men bark out hope to get you to part with your hard earned cash, contests have the ability to turn sane people into wild eyed hopeful little children just itching to give up a piece of yourself to … [Read more...]

When Surgery Comes Knocking

If for some happy reason some sort of surgery has not come knocking at your door, hurray for you and your household. But alas for many of us that knock has come at least once, some more times than we can or want to remember. I have found it is all in … [Read more...]

Spur of the Moment

While dallying in a yet another sporting good section of a store, (for some unexplained reason there are forces at work that pull men from the clothing section to sporting goods), my other half decided to test me.  He snickered and turned to hand me a … [Read more...]

The Optimist in Me

There are two sides of a coin, we all know that.  There are two sides of a story, we all know that too.  Then there are two ways to look at things.  The optimistic way and the pessimistic way. I am an eternal optimist, leaving the hand wringing, me oh … [Read more...]

Just Desserts

Quick!  What is your favorite dessert?  Not desert, which could be the Sahara Desert, Great Basin Desert or Antarctica Desert.  Yes, there is an Antarctica Desert, and it is the largest desert in the world.  Weird huh? But now back to desserts.  The s … [Read more...]

Vacuum What?

While it is not unheard of in our abode to skip a week, maybe a week and a half, okay two weeks, of vacuuming the carpet, what has been unheard of, up until the other day, is using the vacuum outside on the… Well let me start at the b … [Read more...]