"A slip of the lip can sink a ship." That was a well-known axiom during the 1940s, when the world was at war.
Tuesday, March 4, will be an ordinary day almost every place in the world -- except in New Orleans.
Please tell me that winter is over. Oh, I know the forecast for the coming week predicts that temperatures will drop back into the 20s. But, they could be wrong. Cross your fingers.
The press must be overwhelmingly happy these days. There is a mountain of bad news.
Chris and I have been without a car, on and off, since Thanksgiving. The only reason that we had food in the house (especially pet food), is because of our generous neighbors, Jyl Barefield and Greg Nayden. They chauffeured us to the grocery, to the Miller Marine party, and to the drugstore to pick up my meds.
There are some things that are universal to the human experience. These events transcend languages, cultures and eras. Almost everyone will feel love, or joy, or pain, in their lifetime. One of the saddest that we encounter is cancer.
Everyone has an opinion about dogs. From Aristotle to Dave Berry, poets, philosophers, politicians and children have all weighed in on "man's best friend."
Tuesday was officially "Humanitarian Day," an under-recognized and under-publicized event. On this day, we are encouraged to do something nice for a stranger. The catch is that your kindness must be anonymous, if possible.
I made a list of subjects that I would not write about this week because I am sick of them.
Welcome to the New Year!
I have made it clear that I adopt no resolutions for myself. But, really, don't you know a million people who could use improvement?
Welcome 2014! Oh my, is anyone really ready to face another year? I certainly am not.
It seems that every holiday has its own traditions. They vary from country to country, even from household to household. Some may have their roots in cultural rituals or folklore, which might seem peculiar to people in other places on the globe. Christmas probably has more than most holidays.
We have just a few more shopping days until Christmas. Are you in panic mode yet? Not to worry. I am here with tons of great last-minute gift ideas.
"Affordable" health care seems to be on the minds of almost everyone in this country. There is no doubt that it is gravely needed. People are dying from poverty.
This week we are probably thinking about the things we are thankful for.
My husband, Chris, is grateful for all the wonderful goodies that we will eat, especially turkey sandwiches. I am grateful to our friend Betty Miller, who invited us to share the special Thanksgiving meal with her family.
I suppose we are all aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are a lot of fundraisers, pink ribbons being worn and commercials reminding us to keep up with our self-exams. Even the professional football teams are on this bandwagon, with pink additions to their uniforms in gloves, shoes, socks and all sorts of masculine equipment dyed a bright, rosy pink.
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