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Failing my way to success

I’m amazed as to how many mistakes I’ve made and, yet, my life has turned out pretty good. I could sum it up by saying I failed my way to…

Bullying can define a life

In our writers group, one of the writers read an article she wrote. It riveted through the group and left us all in shock. I asked the writer if she…

Let the poor man have a peanut

I met Painter Jim at a book signing. He asked me to look at his sketches. I told him I wasn’t into those kinds of things. Fifty years ago, I…

Life in the country is not for the fainthearted

It was just a drip in the tub, but it was driving me crazy. I asked my Sweet Al to fix the drip. He did, and now it’s a gushing…

Help me to help you

In a day when change is happening, old age is kicking in and flexibility is required, I can only sympathize with Jerry McGuire. He begged his only athlete to understand…

Bow wow woes

I am knee deep in dogs. Did someone call for a party? Leave me out of it. I am not in a party mood. There are usually only two dogs…

The return of the Prodigal

“When the Prodigal comes to himself …” I can’t tell you how many times My Sweet Al and I have said those words. For years, this child, our now adult…

Happy is a state of heart, humor is a state of mind

I vowed to laugh more in 2017. With all the changes and crazy things going on, laughter could be my only way out of this world. I had an “aha”…

Bonding time with Sweet Al

Caution! You’ve entering the “All Spin” Zone. A member of our family said, “You don’t write the truth in your articles.” I told him, “I write truth because it does…

Laugh more, and please don’t bring her home pregnant

It’s a new year and I’m resolved to laugh more. 2017 started out with the usual ball drop, then I entertained angels. This was all followed by word that our…