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

Saturday, February 16, 2019

THURSDAY AT THE CENTER

This week’s class went a little better than last week’s Write Your Own Story group. But it wasn’t much fun, either. The previous session had been totally disorganized and contentious. For one thing the Center’s printer was down, so I didn’t have handouts and had to read the page to them. The new guy... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 15, 2019

THE TOILET PAPER CONUNDRUM

We moved to a “southern” town in Illinois after my mother-in-law’s son was discharged from the army in early 1955. We’d been married about a year when we got to “Bountiful.” Within a few weeks or so with the aid of his folks, we put a down payment on a little house on Logan Street, just a block and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

JUST JOKIN’

My kids, like most, enjoy jokes and pranks, a trait they picked up from their dad. When Rusty & Rich were eight or nine there were bikes to maintain at times, spokes to tighten, tires to be replaced, mud to be hosed off. Naturally their dad told them about a prank he’d pulled as a kid. It seems... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME

At The Center many of the regulars feel like family these days, even those I only know over the phone. For instance there’s a woman named Libby, one of our home delivered meals clients. I knew her family years ago because her husband worked at the university and we talked about his wife and children... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CENTERED

Since my shift at The Center started at 8:00 – and since I didn’t wake up until 6:30 – there was no time to check in at Blogit before I left the house. I had to shower, blow dry my hair, make coffee, put together a lunch bag (no time to eat). In bygone days I used to get up at 5:00, take five... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 11, 2019

MISS CRANKY PANTS IS IN THE HOUSE

I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name it felt good to be out of the rain. La la la la – la la la la, la la la la la… In the desert you can remember your name, ‘cause there ain’t nobody there to give you no pain. La la la la – la la la la, la la la la la… So, this woman asks me what it... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

IF YOU TAKE MY MEANING, ...

A genius teacher of mine once said that each family has its own ‘dictionary’ or meanings for words that are otherwise commonly understood. The origins of these definitions may come from close family, grandparents, babies who misuse or mispronounce words, or from the region where we live. For... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

WHAT DOESN'T KILL US...

The big psychic shift that hits us when we grow up takes some getting used to. From our status as the protected, the student, we become protector and teacher. We go from receiving to giving, from blithe belief in our own assumptions to comeuppance and wisdom gained in the school of hard knocks. And... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 8, 2019

WRITING FROM THE CENTER

Two weeks ago I wrote about having to delete Blogit entries about the writing group at The Center because someone new to the group had overstepped. I’d mentioned Blogit as a place where I post my writing, and she told me she was going to sign up. (She did.) Since some of my Blogit posts include... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

HAPPY F-Y DAY

Yesterday, Feb. 6, would have been Roy’s 81st birthday, and for that reason if no other, he was on my mind. When RP posted the info it was Frozen Yogurt day, I couldn’t help remembering “Fang’s” wicked wit. He might well have called it Happy F-Y day. Just last Sunday when the two boys and I got... Sign in to see full entry.

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