I can honestly say I never wanted to run away and join the circus.  I have never been to a circus so I have just the TV appearance of what a circus is and the appeal was never there for me to become circus personnel.  Apparently though there are qui … [Read more...]


You can feel something but not put your finger on it.  You don’t hear anything. You don’t see anything out of the norm, but there is just—something is askew.  That’s intuition tapping at you. In my lifetime I can recall just two really pronounced e … [Read more...]

A Tattletale Tale

My car is the biggest tattletale.  I thought only children were tattletales.  Running home as fast as possible to report to the first grown up they cross paths with that little Trina traded here oh so nutritious tuna sandwich for a pack of cinnamon be … [Read more...]

Tools of the Kitchen

If I had a hammer… (Go on try to get that song out of your head today.) Actually I do have a hammer. This particular hammer is mine. I use it for my things. It is my kitchen hammer. Now on with the story. In the past I have written about Fibber D … [Read more...]

The Straw Pole

What does it say about me that I know which fast food place has the best straws? There are the ones with those skinny straws. No good. You have to use too much suck to get the liquid down your gullet. There are the ones that have not yet learned to … [Read more...]

Wintertime Fun

There are two words that in my vocabulary do not go together. Wintertime and fun. I look out my window at the January -3 degree day beginning to take shape and I do not feel the fun. I no longer have that urge to run out, make a snow angel and freeze … [Read more...]

Bath or Shower

I watch with curiosity the commercials that tout a safe bathtub for people who have trouble getting into and out of the bathtub. It led me to think of the days when I was a kid, a very young 4 or 5 years old, and my siblings and I would take a bath … [Read more...]

The Blue Box

It’s Christmas time.  A time of good cheer, merriment and warm fuzzy feelings.  I do not forget the reason for the season.  The birth of my Savior.  But I also am inclined to enjoy the warmth of all that the season offers.  Friends, family, food, friv … [Read more...]

Rough and Tumble

Recently in a conversation I realized that within families there is usually at least one person that is more prone to being an accident just waiting to happen.  But that person also seems to have the luck of the Irish about them too.  Watching them go … [Read more...]


From experience I can tell you that when you are about 7 and you have to admit to your parents that it was you who cut the rubber gasket that goes around the top of the tub styled dishwasher, with a knife every time you unloaded the dishwasher, just … [Read more...]