First World Problems: A Return

Gentle reminder: I’m out of the country, due to return in one more week. I’m posting a few of my old favorites. This one is from 2015.   First published on December 2, 2015   Last spring on a visit … Read More

LEAPFROG is here!

It’s been a long gestation, longer than you’d expect for such a small book.  But it’s finally here — sort of — and  you, my readers, were a big part of it (you’re in the Acknowledgments). I’m excited to announce … Read More

A New Look at Halloween: who loves it and why?

It’s Halloween, the time to celebrate death. ghosts, goblins, vampires, and zombies. It’s the time you get to be someone or something else. For me, it’s the holiday when costumed strangers show up uninvited and demand some form of extortion … Read More

A Look At Fake News

Fake news is nothing new. Fifty years ago this week, the world reeled with the news that Paul McCartney – the really cute Beatle – had died and been replaced with an imposter!  For those caught up in the Beatlemania … Read More

Changing My Focus

Remember this? This was my original website header back when I began in 2013, thanks to my friend Anne McKinsey. I still love those colors, though I’ve since learned the difference between calling myself a writer and calling myself an … Read More

Summer Break

Hello, It’s been nearly three months, which I find hard to believe.  Last we talked, I explained my need for a “Spring Break.” Well, guess what — I’m now extending that into a Summer Break as well. Please be happy … Read More

From the Middle of Black History Month

Have you wondered as I have why February was chosen as the month to honor African-Americans? Actually, I wonder, when choice is involved, why anything is celebrated in winter. Celebrations, to me, are best exercised outdoors, in the sun, with … Read More

My Amygdala Makes Me Do It: The WP Wars, Part II

  Last week, I ended What I’ve Learned From the WordPress Wars  with the question, “Why can’t we talk dispassionately when we disagree?”       Today, we’ll take a look at my theory, in two parts (two and a … Read More

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