Monday, November 30, 2015


Saturday, January 17, 2015

I was listening to a back episode of Coast to Coast AM from over the holiday week, and the guest who was on the show was discussing the idea of a hollow moon, something I heard about and dismissed many years ago. I have to admit though while I found the theories the gentleman purported to be interesting, I am still not convinced that his beliefs are accurate.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Well kids, it's that time of year again. The calendar says I'm going to be a year older this Tuesday.

As an adult, my birthday has always been my excuse for self-indulgence. You know ... to do exactly what I want to do.

One year, I went to the movies by myself. Nobody wanted to see "Titanic" so I went to a matinee alone, ate my popcorn without having to share the top with all the butter on it, and when I cried my eyes out, no one laughed at me.

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Social media has made such an impact on our lives since the explosion and widespread casual use of the Internet in the past 20 years. It is hard to believe the evolution and changes that have occurred since I first had my own Internet hookup in 1995. Basically one could send e-mail over the Internet and browse some university archives of files for various information in those early days of the Internet.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Like any good grandmother, I love to dote on my granddaughter.

Sometimes, I find myself wanting to buy all sorts of dolls, toys and gizmos for her, but considering I don't see her often enough for her to enjoy them along with not having room enough to store them, I decided that I would focus more on spoiling her with lots of hugs and kisses and spending lots of time making memories instead.

At some point during the last six months, my sweet Audrey entered into the "princess" stage with Elsa from the movie "Frozen," and Sofia the First being among her favorites.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

One new year's resolution we should all make and keep is to make an estate plan that will save money, time and tears for our heirs when we are gone.

It's not easy to do, as I've been finding out.

For the past few months I've been attending estate-planning seminars. I learned some worthwhile nuggets at each one. I always walk away with more questions that need answers, but I have vowed to avoid as many mistakes as I can.

As promised, I'm sharing some of what I learned with you.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Representatives from France, Italy, England, Ireland, Germany and Hungary were taken to a meeting recently, each arriving in the care of their own drivers. Working in pairs, they were given a task which could only be completed successfully if they worked in a cooperative manner.

Although the work didn't always go perfectly smoothly, adjustments were made without arguments. At the end of the day, the countries' representatives asked for no more than ... a warm kennel, good kibble, a couple of biscuits and lots of fresh water.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

I think if I had to pick my favorite place to go to in order to relax or enjoy the beauty of creation, it would have to be the beach; and more specifically, one very, very far away from the freezing cold we have experienced this past week.

I love the feeling of my toes in the sand and the warmth that emanates from the bottom up as well as from the sky down.

I also love the smell and the sounds of the sea itself.

Since I was a little girl, I always have enjoyed swimming in the ocean, despite the music from the movie "Jaws" looping in my mind.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen, and those that concern wealth and control of the world are especially attractive to us, the masses of the planet.

There is endless speculation, some not necessarily without merit, regarding these conspiracies which include the Bilderberg Group, the Masons, and of course the Rothschilds. What brought this subject to mind was a recent post on that venerable source of reliable truths, Facebook.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Great White Hunter lies in wait. Ensconced inside his camouflage pop-up blind, wearing camouflage from head to toe, he attempts to blend in with his environment.

He hears his prey stealthily approaching. He prepares to take it down. It enters within range.

Suddenly the area bursts into light!

The Great White Hunter yells, "Turn out those lights! I'm hunting here!" And then he begins to laugh maniacally like the devil himself.

Here's what really happened ...

The Great White Hunter's wife comes home from work one day. Everything in the house is dark.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year everyone. I hope the dawn of 2015 brings hope, peace and joy for a happy healthy new year.

We were explaining to my daughter this week about the family traditions for new year's celebrations before Thursday. My wife, Katie, explained why we eat pork on New Year's Day and seafood on New Year's Eve.