A Trip To Paradise

Books are often doorways to the unknown. Once you step through, you become open to experiences that can change your life. It happened to me.

This Year I Will

Two months into this year I came across an audio book on my library’s shelves, This Year I Will…How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make A Dream Come True by M.J. Ryan. After listening to it at least six times, I have new thoughts and ammo to make the changes inContinue reading “This Year I Will”

Exactly and precisely…as you are

Last week I was with Max, my youngest grandson who is turning 18 on March 15. I was admiring him from behind and made the idle remark that I didn’t know if the back of his head looked like his dad’s or his Uncle Stephen’s. He turned and in an exasperated tone said, “Why can’tContinue reading “Exactly and precisely…as you are”

Bucket List: Visit Fisi Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya.

“When it gets very hot, there is no air conditioning, no fans, no rivers or lakes safe to jump into to cool off. You just sweat. During the long rains, you can’t get dry, your feet get all wrinkled and white and there is no way to dry your clothes and at night it gets cold. “

Revisiting Old Resolutions

 As 2018 dawned someone asked me how I had done on the resolutions I posted two years ago. Here they are, followed by my thoughts on where I stand with them today. keep in my heart the joy and love I felt during Christmas 2015. to push myself when inertia engulfs me. to use my talents. to squeeze more laughter out. to connect to the positiveContinue reading “Revisiting Old Resolutions”

NOT a phone story!!!

 It’s a Happy New Year so,  on to new adventures! I just spent several very enjoyable days at my friend Karen’s home with Deborah, Gin, Ellen and Janice. It is an annual tradition of fun with Tennessee and North Carolina friends. We stayed in for New Year’s Eve and, not only were we awake to watchContinue reading “NOT a phone story!!!”

Diversity

The following is an essay written by Stelmo Stepp, 16-year-old sophomore at Upperman High School, Baxter, Tennessee. She won a county-wide high school contest with her thoughts.  Her mom’s note: This is Stelmo’s essay on diversity. They were told not to write about race or disability, rather another form of diversity they see in theirContinue reading “Diversity”