Welcome To Adulthood

I recently had a conversation with my 15-year-old granddaughter. She was struggling with one of the seemingly endless dilemmas suffered by most 15-year-olds and the angst was palpable. After hearing both sides of her issue, I immediately realized that I was far too removed from adolescence to advise a correct direction.  Yet, as the old,…

Coloring Within The Lines

“Life lesson from the nursery: Broken crayons can still color.” ~Author unknown Way back in the day, at least in the area in which I grew up, kids routinely went through a procedure to have their tonsils removed. I was 6 years old and even though I can’t remember having any issues, I was shipped…

Travelogue? Blog? (Whatever)

“What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?” – George Carlin As some of you may, or may not know (or care), I recently crossed off another bucket list item. I had come to the realization that I had traveled all over Europe on trains, but had never been…

Not So WOW!

“I just rolled my eyes so hard, I saw my brain.” – Unknown Before you start in on me, I know I’ve been absent from these pages for quite some time. And you, as devoted followers and readers, deserve a full explanation. I’ve been busy! Moving right along, I’d like to address my fellow AARP…

Ashley Who?

For those of you not privy to the underbelly of the internet of things, or those of you living in a cave, the news media and the internet in general, are currently reaching an apoplectic state. All thanks to a site called AshleyMadison.com and a group calling itself The Impact Team. Ashley Madison is a…

Golf Speak: An Excellent Butcherer of the English Language

“If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.” – Doug Larson   Sports, although vastly entertaining, is ruining the English language. Take any English proficient foreigner, place them in front of a televised game in America, and be prepared to interpret half of the broadcast. Given enough time…

Regrets. We’ve Had A Few.

“Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” – Laurence J. Peter Every now and again, or quite frequently depending upon who is telling the story, I utter something inappropriate in the presence of Mrs. Lawrence, and based on her response, I realize that yes, I DID say…