Sunday, May 24, 2015

Linda's Letters

Saturday, September 10, 2011

There are two emails circulating right now that relate to the September 11, 2001 terror attack on America. The content of both are worthy of reading and watching, over and over.

The first email is a video "World Trade Center Memorial," narrated by Joe Daniels, president of the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.

It begins with the Twin Towers as they stood majestically against a beautiful American blue sky. They were iconic American landmarks that have been relegated to a very tragic moment in this country's history.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Last week I told you about the fun of geocaching which is looking for hidden treasures with a GPS.

This week, in a lighter vein, (cough, cough) I'm going to tell you about a new game called "Map That Vein." This new game can also help you find new places to visit.

Monday, August 29, 2011


Ahoy, Me Hearties! Pour yerself a tankard of grog and gather round. I'd like to tell ye about Capt'n Harry and his lusty wench, Linda, who, last weekend, set out on a little modern-day treasure hunt.

Were they searchin' for golden doubloons, ye ask?

Dunno. All they knew was that if they found the spot marked "X" they would find a hidden treasure.

I'll let the lass, Linda, tell ye the story...Now pay attention or I'll have to make ye walk the plank! Aaargh!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Throughout the summer I am delighted by the dragonflies that flit about our backyard. I enjoy watching them in their graceful aerobatic dances. With their transparent wings and bright blue coloring, I get a little fanciful about their existence. To me, they are like the cousins of that mythical creature, the fairy.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hey, did you hear about the stock market taking a nose dive on Monday?

I sincerely hope it hasn't affected anyone, like your 401k or your pension fund or your life's savings.

Oh. It did?


Isn't that the way it feels our politicians are thinking?

There they are messing around with a budget that is absolutely impossible to balance, raise the debt ceiling and some yo-yo investment company by the name of Standard & Poor's gives the U.S. a credit rating downgrade from AAA to AA.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Did you all see that amazing video about a group of boaters who saved a hunchback whale?

If you didn't, and you have access to the Internet, look up The Great Whale Conservancy and you can catch the whole thing on video.

Monday, August 1, 2011

We just went through a walloping heat wave.

What did you do to keep cool?

I consider myself blessed.

I work in an air-conditioned office, drive in an air-conditioned car that takes me to my air-conditioned house.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Every once in a while, I catch glimpses into other worlds. And for one tiny moment, I wonder, am I missing out? Should I be doing more to broaden my horizons?

*The theater.

Who doesn't love live theater? Whether it's Broadway, off-Broadway, a playhouse production, even school performances, I love being entertained by talented people.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The voice message from Linda's sister Diane said, "We're here safe and sound! And it's AWESOME!" That was when they were on vacation in Williamsburg, Virginia and had a fabulous time.

Linda wanted to slap her sister silly for her stupid cheery message.

The Koehlers' friends, Brian and Michelle came back from a cruise to Bermuda and raved about their trip and said they'd go back in a heartbeat.

Linda was sorry to hear they did not get seasick.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Driving leisurely down a beautiful country road that leads to my house, I was deep in thought about my daughter who is currently going through a difficult time.

If you are a parent, you'll know what I mean when I say ... when your child hurts, you hurt.

Add a lot of frustration on to that, because no matter what you do, you can't wave a magic wand and make it all better.