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Good habits give life the meaning you seek

December 29, 2013 Here it is again. The end of a year. It should be a festive time with holdover happiness from Christmas and all that brings. more »»

Forgiveness, love, caring, sharing: ’tis the season

December 22, 2013 Father Time will mess with your head if you let him. Something will start rolling around in there, and pretty soon ol' F.T. steps up, wiggles his little finger and sends time spiraling out of control. more »»

There's more than one way to scratch a nose

December 15, 2013 If I went into nursing, I'd win some sort of prize because I have discovered how colds are transferred from one person to another without sneezing or wheezing or dripping or blowing. By phon. more »»

Early morning movies and Christmas magic

December 8, 2013 Dad always told me I could get barnacles on my behind by sitting around too much. What he knew of barnacles, I'll never know, but that's what he said. more »»

Celery crushing potato chips brings back memories

December 1, 2013 If you're new to the grocery store game and are sacking groceries, do not put a hard chunk of celery on top of potato chips. Just sayin. more »»

Unexpected gifts can be nice words or information

November 24, 2013 Unexpected gifts. That's what fate gives you when you need a hand. Not a hand like applause, but a hand to help you over a bump in your road. more »»

Thinking during travel can be all kinds of bad

November 17, 2013 Travel isn't all it's cracked up to be. When you're traveling alone, there's nothing to do but think. Eight hours of thinking can hurt your head. Still, on my way home from Springfield, Ill. more »»

Operation Christmas looking for donations

November 10, 2013 Some people clean windows each fall. Some clean kitchen cupboards. Some clean closets. Two of these tasks can do more good than you'll ever imagine. more »»

Czech Heritage Dinner is ‘a visiting time’

November 3, 2013 I have a rule. Maybe not so much a rule as an attempt to stretch my culinary imagination. Whenever I'm on a road trip, I want to eat any place I can't eat at home, if at all possible. more »»

Burned fingers don’t stop fun of togetherness

October 27, 2013 So, it's late in the early morning and I'm figuring bed sounds like a good idea, then that little voice in my head said no, read the paper instead. So I did. Then the voice said to figure out bills. more »»

She’s revved up for a rambling road trip

October 20, 2013 Wicked beer and the head lice. So what, you ask, is that? Don’t ask. I wouldn’t be able to tell you. more »»

Little green dots turn conversation to sugar cookies

October 13, 2013 Little green dots are a great invention for late-night Scrabble players. Those green dots mean the person whose name is next to it is on Facebook, and you can strike up a conversation. more »»

Those little-known facts can change your life

October 6, 2013 Life fills itself with little-known facts. For instance, you can feel smug about quoting playwright Eugene O'Neill, but if you don't know what you're saying, you lose the zing. more »»

Dreams tell a story that can be understood

September 29, 2013 A lifetime ago, a co-worker sat beside me in our break room telling about her dream from the night before. We were in Oshkosh, Wis., a college town during the height of the New Age era. more »»

Spot of hidden treasures claims another victim

September 22, 2013 Deja vu all over again. That's what it is, no matter how much it bothers me. We all know I've got a spot in my house where things go to hide. New things bought as gifts. Old things saved. more »»

Playing with phone cord shows a bit of happy

September 15, 2013 Surprises surprise me. Clouds cloud my judgment on a sunny day. Do I need sunblock or go without? That's the question. I need an answer to answer such a question. more »»

List of tips may keep unsuspecting women safe

September 8, 2013 Any person who has email gets missives from friends without any personal chatter. It's more fun to get a personal note, but sometimes those missives are importan. more »»

Weekend full of surprises still a good weekend

September 1, 2013 So, I'm lying in bed and start to roll over when a cramp grabs my right leg and won't let go. more »»

Vacation ruins ability to stay up late, sleep late

August 25, 2013 I'm ruined. Two wonderful weeks with my daughter and friends in Colorado has taken away my ability to stay up late and sleep late. more »»

Getting life together takes hard-fought action

August 18, 2013 Oh, how I relate. In a TV commercial, a young woman is having her nails done when she notices someone eating potato chips. The other woman puts the chip package down to answer a phon. more »»

 
 
 

 

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