A little trip back in time

A little trip back in time

It had been several years since I made the drive to Pike Lake, enough that I was not sure I could find my way without using some type of navigational ...

April 15th, 2022 |  


How about a little levity?

How about a little levity?

As soon as the computer became pretty much a fixture in most abodes around 2000, I began getting a pretty fair amount of emails designed to tug on my ...

April 14th, 2022 |  


The little annoyances of life

The little annoyances of life

Isn’t it annoying when you really need a piece of paper, and you can’t find one?Then you look in the place where you usually store extra p...

April 13th, 2022 |  



The allure of autocracy

The allure of autocracy

The allure of autocracy is on the rise. The easy explanation is that it’s about power and control. The desire for power, it can be said, drives ...

April 12th, 2022 |  


Grateful for the help

To all readers:We are shut-ins now. My husband is 89 years old. He has Alzheimer’s disease. We have no way to get to church. FRS is wonderful. T...

April 11th, 2022 |  


So, how’s the market?

So, how’s the market?

As a kid I had several odd jobs as I tried to earn my way in this life. Though they all got me to the next phase of life, none of them were really con...

April 8th, 2022 |  


Lady Jane and the ultimate puzzle

Lady Jane and the ultimate puzzle

For me, Lady Jane has always been her own type of puzzle, which, of course, has been part of her charm. And I think it’s something of which she&...

April 7th, 2022 |  


Explaining Israel’s diplomatic shift

Explaining Israel’s diplomatic shift

There’s an old proverb that some say dates back to Sanskrit treatises on war that goes like this: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.R...

April 5th, 2022 |  


A weakness for grouchy people

A weakness for grouchy people

I have a weakness for grouchy people.I have a couple of friends I would describe as perpetually grouchy, and I’m not quite sure why, but I think...

April 4th, 2022 |  


March Madness moment was shamrock green

March Madness moment was shamrock green

There are certain months that, despite the individuality of each day, have come to represent one thing to many. For children, December is mostly the a...

April 1st, 2022 |