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When I was 18, the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in college, I worked at the front desk of a manufacturing plant, and was the only woman on the site. One of my duties was to go into the production area and collect the time cards for … more
I was envisioning a visioning session when my word for 2017 became clear. You may know that I eschew New Year's resolutions, favoring instead a word I choose (or, as I keep finding out, it chooses … more
I live on a street named after a sobbing tree. The street is a shortcut to a nearby high school. The posted speed limit is 25 mph. But you wouldn't know it, mornings, when the teenagers are on … more
Nov. 9, 2016, can't get here soon enough. The past two years have been an inglorious vaudeville featuring Meanness, Deception and Coarse Language. I don't talk to people like they do, and I … more
Don't you just love that "new car" smell? Or what about tasting a delicious brand-new meal for the first time? How about seeing and reading the newest book by your favorite author or hearing a … more
None other than Tony Bennett was unable to wish me a happy new year. The same goes for Gwen Stefani. I am truly blessed, and the year is just beginning. The expression "happy new year" was … more
The Westminster City Council has been talking trash for almost a year now, but it isn't the sport's version of talking trash. They are literally talking trash hauling, recycling and related … more
Ah, the dawn of a new year. About time. 2016, adios! I know it's fashionable to spend time and thought and energy on such occasions making a list of things we want to accomplish this year, to … more
So the other day I was reading a news article about finding a "Lost Continent" under the Indian Ocean. The scientists believe the continent was buried under the sea more than 80 million years ago, … more
I don't believe in Valentine's Day. But if you and your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, partner, better half, mate, consort, mistress, or ball and chain believe in it, go ahead and spend … more
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