Do we keep or throw it away?

We are supposed to have a rule at our house regarding “stuff:” If something comes into the house, something must be taken out. In...

What is going to set your attitude in 2018?

Another year is almost done and many of you, like me, will take a few minutes and look back at 2017 to decide just...

It’s in the staying

  Our daughter used to like to spend time in the greeting card aisle, chuckling at the creativity expressed in the cards. You know how...

What to expect out of a job

Recently I have had conversations with two close friends of mine, both males in their twenties who are building careers in their respective fields,...

What are these young protesters doing?

I don’t want to write about gun control. I don’t want to sadden people about the lives that were lost earlier this year. I...

Winter will be cold, be prepared

As Wallace Stevens warns, “one must have a mind of winter.” Cold weather is coming. I’m sure many snowbirds have already left the area and...

America and religion

In a recent interview comedian Aziz Ansari said he has never liked religion because his first experience with it was being told not to...

Old age is not for sissies – lessons learned

When I was younger, I remember that grandparents, aunts and uncles in those black and white snapshots looked very old to me. There they...

The Black Hills are for me

Now that winter has stuck its ugly head out, we can start to see why more people don’t live here maybe. When I first came...

Giving thanks with laughter and tears

Thanksgiving is a time for wonderful food, lots of football on television, board games and quality time with family.  It is an opportunity to...