Smelling the flowers

Observations of life

If a blog is written, but not posted to Facebook, does it exist?

no-social-media-take-back-your-life.jpg Is deliberate stream-of-conscious writing contrived? What if someone’s mind is flooding with ideas that have no outlet, nowhere to drain or be explained, nowhere to go to form some … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · 10 Comments

Can’t Wait to Get on the Bus Again

My grammy had what I thought in the 1970s was a cool school bus yellow car. It was an older model, and it probably wasn’t cool at all, but to … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

Cold and dreary April thoughts

A window of time – four hours to wait for the gas company serviceman – Which could have been spent in the schools or doing something productive Instead was spent … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

When my brushes with major catastrophes are way too close for comfort

Flares at the black hole in the Milky Way                                           … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s all in a name — or is it?

I’m proud to have gotten my genes, my name, and even my clumsiness from Donald and Judy Everitt! We get many things from our families – our genetic makeup, our … Continue reading

August 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

My body bears the scars of my clumsiness

Good writers never use cliches, especially to start an essay, but this is a series of stories about the bull in the china shop.  Here I am a year or two … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

If newspapers drop their safety nets, will they still be able to catch their errors?

New York Times staff members protest the newspapers plans to cut its copy desk      Photo: Richard Drew, Associated Press In journalism school, we learned that the role of the … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Karoondin-what? Music festivals are risky business

For my 50th birthday five years ago, I decided I needed to experience the music festival craze by going to the biggest one east of the Mississippi at the time, … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

One reason why — to watch TV with your kids

13-reasons-why_0.jpg I’m mostly an old-school TV watcher. I watch episodes when they air. I don’t even know how to DVR shows. I mostly watch sports and – even though I’m … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

When freedom isn’t really free

Photo: “We the People” series by Shepard Fairey (The following is the true story of my Iranian friend who is currently struggling to find counsel to represent her in a … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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