Life in the fast lane--where's the on ramp?

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Victoria wrote about abuse, my story came to mind

TRIGGER My piano he traded for a semi-automatic.45 caliber pistol. As they hauled the upright out the door I wept internally, not allowed so much as a pout of protest. But the.45 came in handy a year and three months later when the time came to assert myself. plh 6-15-2017 Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

You want coffee? I'll give you COFFEE!

I may have mentioned three ladies, volunteers at The Center, who at times get into other people's business and always have something to say about anything that goes on. I may have said they were Negative Nellies or worse - there've been a couple of times they got under my skin with their nosiness... Sign in to see full entry.


Just heard from my granddaughter that Lis is out of ICU, talking a bit and eating solid food, she's off the IV drips. GREAT NEWS. Thanks for all your thoughts & prayers. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 5, 2018


I haven’t seen any of the movies this year. I would go and pay way too much for a ticket and half a king’s ransom for snacks, but it’s too far from the theatre seats to the bathroom, and my overactive bladder needs the convenience of commercials. So I watch old movies on Turner Classic channel. If... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 4, 2018


Son 1, Dan, 59, worked a long time for Wally World, managing the store crews at various locations as they took down displays at night so the upgrade and installation crew could work, then replacing them before store opening so customers could find the merchandise. He’s on layoff now, working a temp... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

I've not been well for the last couple of days...

Had a spell of A-Fib, indigestion, and the nastiest symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and a bout of plantar fasciitis. Plus a solid week of gloom and freezing rain, and my urine smells like acetone. Consequently, with my defenses lowered, I've allowed myself to get into debates on political... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 2, 2018


When you’re “the girl” in a man’s world, which at the time academia was, a college campus can be like a construction site where any girl who wanders through is subject to complimentary whistles, catcalls and lewd suggestions. The guys in hard hats – and mortarboards - think they’re giving the chicks... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sorry folks, The writer is out.

We hope regular office hours will resume tomorrow. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Story Continues

SAM AND ETHEL, OUR FOSTER PARENTS The Fogel farm was located along Lincoln Creek, about seven miles north of Centralia. A county road divided the uphill area from the lower pastures, dairy barn, garden and the two-story farmhouse. Above the road were the hog barn and pens and a wooded hill where... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Why, I’m gonna…..

I’m avoiding the news networks, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, turning down the sound when they bring in some former White House or DOJ top dog. Speculation and opinion ain’t facts. The infighting in the halls of government can give us common folks an ulcer along with a pervading sense of impending doom. My... Sign in to see full entry.

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