A Time for Thanksgiving

The Holidays and Hallmark.  Wow. When I was a Kid, My All-Time Favorite Career Goal was to be a Card Designer for Hallmark. Or Work at Disney.  No, it was definitely Hallmark. This was Way, Way Before the Hallmark Channel and these Crazy Hallmark Christmas Movies.   I Sat Down One Night after a Very […]

Say It With Your Vote

Enough Wringing of Hands and Gnashing of Teeth. Election Day.  Vote.  It’s That Simple. In this City, We Have a Mayoral Race.  From a Sea of 8 Candidates…2 Remain. This is a Run Off Election. I Found the Polling Place. Voting is in an Ancient Building Now Used to Archive City Records. The Building Looks […]

Guy Fawkes…American-Style

Remember, Remember the 5th of November. England.  1605.  13 young men planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Among them was Guy Fawkes…Britain’s most notorious traitor. A Snippet of British History After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had been persecuted under her rule had hoped that her successor, James I, […]

I’d Love to Draw You

3 Minutes. Take a Seat. Look at Me. I Always Begin with the Eyes. Windows to the Soul. If I Get the Eyes, I Capture the Whole Person. In Black Marker on White Paper. Colored Markers for the Zing. Done. Next. And So It Went. 4 Hours.  Non-Stop. A School Fundraiser.  The Fall Festival. Drawing […]

Sage Advice for a New Teen Driver

This is a Sponsored Post.  All Words are My Own. Can it be Possible? Wasn’t I Just Buckling Her Into a Car Seat? Positioning Her Directly Behind the Driver Seat Where I can Watch Her Every Move. So She Would Always be Safe. A Properly Installed Car Seat is Key to Your Child’s Safety and […]

Finally, WordPress Help for Non-Computer Geeks

When Blogging, I am Learning that a Degree in Computers Would be Very Helpful. A Law Degree…Not So Much. Lately I’ve Had Computer Issues and at a Total Loss on How to Fix. The Blog Stayed Silent. I tried Google research but the Issues Were Too Big for My Feeble Computer Knowledge. In Despair, I […]

Make a Wish

A Little Update. The Doctor Appointment Mid-Point through the Treatment. Mid-Point in this Scary, but We’re Doing This Saga. Autoimmune Disease.  I can barely spell the word, let alone deal with all its trappings. But We’re Doing This.  And All Her Charts and  Numbers Look Excellent. And We Have Been a Team.  Doctors.  Hospital.  School.  […]

Would You Go Over the Edge?

I Work in a Building on the Almost Top Floor, From Monday through Friday and Sometimes Days More. In this Building So High, I get the Job Done, Up in My Tower, Away from the Sun. Important Work happens inside, On that you can Bet, But on One Day the Building Goes Crazy, Mark the […]

A Crack of Dawn to Dusky Dusk Celebration

A Milestone Birthday.  A Time of Celebration. A Before-the-Sun-Up Breakfast Party Complete with a Treasure Hunt is Perfect. Early.  Yes.  Sleepy Heads all around.  But Ramped Up with a Hunt for Treasure. Oatmeal.  Flaky Croissants.  With a Side of Donuts. 🙂 I Have Come to Realize that in a Family, Doing Something Two Times Creates […]

A Meeting with Angels

It’s Been Said that You Meet Angels in the Most Unexpected Places. Always at Unexpected Times.  But Angels always Come When You Need Them Most. On a Quiet Saturday Morning, Miss Doodle and I Met a Trio of Angels. Yes.  Not One Angel, but Three. These Angels were In a Tiny Storefront Shoppe. But Let […]