#1 On My Bucket List!

There I was, standing in a paper “gown,” staring out the picture window at the beautiful view waiting for my dermatologist to come into the exam room.  At one point, a fisherman motored by in his boat to pull up traps spaced along the dock.  Maybe the traps were nothing but a ruse so he…

This is the way I see it..

We’re strapped in at 13,000 feet riding out a wicked storm in a crippled plane. That terrible noise you hear is coming from a gaping hole that has already sucked out a few rows of passengers and two heroic flight attendants who were trying to save them. All I can do is grip my seat,…

How will you emerge?

Our pastor asked an important question during his sermon yesterday: How will you emerge from this experience? For some, there will tragically be no re-emerging.. Maybe they went back to the store for the eggs they forgot, gave a hug, attended a wedding, rode the bus. Maybe they chose left instead of right… right instead…

I never..

I never realized how many armchair “experts” (on absolutely everything) we have in this country. Thank goodness for Facebook, Instagram and all the rest, without which we wouldn’t have access to this “braintrust.” 😏 I never realized how many sweet neighbors we have.  They are starting to drag lawn chairs out onto their driveways in the…

I’m sorry.

How would you feel if you were diagnosed with lung cancer and your physician lectured you about the cigarettes you used to smoke every time you showed up for chemo? What if your loved one got into a car wreck and all the surgeon wanted to discuss was how stupid it was that he didn’t…

“Excuse me, can we pet your puppy?”

Their request shot past my left ear like a wayward missile. My guard was down and my wingman was too busy texting to notice the curly haired, bubbly little bogies closing in. The duo were on roller skates, a potentially devastating speed advantage that we hadn’t considered as we plotted our evening stroll earlier that…