Wedding Wednesday – The Double Faux Pas Shower Whammy

August 31, 2016

Years ago, I became pretty friendly with a woman at my church, “Martha.” We took some Bible studies together, we would chat on the phone occasionally, I’d been to her house once or twice, that sort of thing. Martha’s husband did not come to our church, and as their two kids got older, they both […]

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Karma Works Both Ways

August 30, 2016

Dear Jeanne, This isn’t exactly my story as it made national Italian media and the heartless idiot in question published it on social media. As you probably know, the night between 23rd and 24th August central Italy was hit by a magnitude-6.2 earthquake: several towns were completely destroyed, more than 200 people were killed and […]

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When The Intrinsic Reward of Doing The Right Thing Is Tarnished By Money

August 29, 2016

Are rewards mandatory for returning a lost wallet or purse to its owner? About 2 days ago I went grocery shopping. For some reason, this trip required a lot more food than usual, and as a result, I didn’t notice I dropped my wallet when loading up my car. It wasn’t until I got home […]

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Feel Good Friday – Be Nice To Everybody

August 26, 2016

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Unwanted Hospital Visitor

August 25, 2016

I have a long-time, very dear friend who is always there for me when I need her. We were very close in college, since then, what with husbands, children, careers, etc, we are still close but often go two to three weeks without contact. She is a very kind person and I love her, but […]

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Wedding Wednesday! – Shower Gifts For Out of Town Bride-to-Be

August 24, 2016

I received an invitation from a friend of the mother of the bride to be a couple of weeks ago. The wedding itself is in the bride’s hometown, about 8 hours away. The shower is here in our hometown, where most of our family lives, and the bride is coming up for the shower. The […]

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Put A Soccer In It

August 23, 2016

My husband, mother, and myself attended a mid-range restaurant for lunch.   We’re planning a wedding and we have a lunch ‘meeting’ once a week to go over the what’s done/what needs to be done list.  We arrived just minutes after they opened for the day, and in the foyer were gathering folks awaiting tables.  […]

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Orange You Glad Your Neighbors Aren’t This Bad?

August 22, 2016

Tis the season again. Harvesting crops and gardens. I moved my fruit trees, most of them, to a back yard type situation, from my front yard, and planted blooming things instead. Neighbor to that side, the house sold and a family with sorta young children moved in. They were rather stiff about the fence line […]

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