Spreadin’ the news..

Nothing seems to travel faster than the news that Santa “isn’t real.” It’s as if spreading that radioactive nugget of ruinous information becomes job #1 for the child whose holiday fantasies are suddenly dismantled. Misery loves company as they say.. 2020 has sure been an object lesson in that fact, hasn’t it? Facebook became the…

Some travel advice before the holidays..

My son spent a few weeks in Southeast Asia this summer working at a place few Westerners would recognize as a hospital. I would characterize the conditions there as ‘spartan meets battle-front.’ One of the events that stuck with him was when a European tourist was brought through their doors with severe orthopedic injuries suffered…

WHAADDA-YA-WANT?

What is it about dogs and doorbells? I have lived with big dogs and small dogs and every one of them went ballistic each time the doorbell rang. Heck, one of our cats literally “growls” when he hears the door chimes or a knock and then runs past the window to throw a menacing look…