Florence, or "Flory" as she was called by her husband of so many decades, was my Granny. My "sainted" Granny, as I like to refer to her. A woman who loved me and taught me so very much, seeking to leave me with a few words of wisdom when she could. "People will judge you by the way you speak". "People will know you by the company you keep". "Make sure to zip your snow suit all the way to your neck so you stay nice and warm".
"Be part of the solution, instead being part of the problem". We've all heard the phrase. To most, it's just a cliche. To others, at least in our current world, it seems to have become something this side of an insult. However, there are those of us, a very [...]
Democrats, you won't change any Republican minds at the moment. Same goes for Republicans tossing bombs at the other side. Leave this idiocy regarding who is correct and who is wrong on hydrochloroquine, (a perfect "look over here" trump misdirection play), as fodder for another day. It's just not worth the energy expenditure.
Dear Santa, Boy, I'll bet this one caught you off guard. How long has it been? Honestly, I can't remember. The other day, a thought popped into my head and I tried, really hard, to recall how old I was the last time I sent you a letter. Maybe I was 6, or 7, maybe [...]
At first, I thought it was an overreaction. Then, it happened to me. I can, therefore, no longer stay silent. There is a dangerous wave sweeping America at the moment. It's been building in strength for some time, and has finally washed ashore, seemingly taking it with it a common sense and ability to parse [...]
What would you do, if a rabbit found you? I've asked myself that question now for 2 years. Because in all the uproar, the fighting, the spit, the venom, the discourse, the losses and mind pounding stress of these last 2 years, I come to this day in the hope of answering that question [...]
Since I can remember, I have always been one who reads a little deeper into words and comments. I have always sought the true meaning behind speeches, offhand quips, novels, or just a short conversation between people at the bar. I have no idea where it came from. I wasn't raised in an environment [...]
When we're young, all roads are open to us. We are, if lucky, encouraged to seek every avenue, try every gamble, become part of something. We are valued, and always considered to be full of possibilities. When we're older, those roads are closed to us because of years. We are far too often discouraged [...]
Before digging too deep into this story, let's all admit we have, at one time or another, complained that things in life suck out loud and we deserve better. We have all felt as if there are forces against us, or failing to allow us to move ahead. My hand goes up first, so as [...]
I remember the first time I saw Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder in this scene from "The Producers". I remember how hard I laughed. I remember how absurd it was and taking not a second to understand the message that was being sent. I remember not being offended in the least, despite being a child [...]