Practice What You Hear

Practice What You Hear

This is the last in my series of post-election blogs. The sky hasn’t fallen, its time to move on, get to work and fight for living. On the way, you might want to try this.  When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time with my grandfather. He was a lean, loose-jointed man...
Thanksgiving – and My Great Blue Buddy

Thanksgiving – and My Great Blue Buddy

Here we are at the official start of the holiday season. Unless you are one of those decoration overload creatives that start on Halloween (Labor Day?) – this is it. But this isn’t a piece about commercialization or the expectation-laden insanity of the...
My Very Own Holiday Movie

My Very Own Holiday Movie

I admit it. I watch those soppy, predictable holiday movies on TV. If you need a template for each and every plot of the dozens of movies available between Thanksgiving and Christmas this is it: Man or woman soured on the holidays avoids celebrations entirely....
Open Letter on the 2016 Election

Open Letter on the 2016 Election

Good afternoon. If you, like me, stayed up most of the night watching this consequential election, I know how you’re feeling. I hope we can stop the divisiveness and start to heal after what has been an awful 18 months. I am concerned about the fate of children’s...
Present Tense

Present Tense

I had lunch this week with a neighbor near our home in North Carolina. She wanted to talk about the election and kitchen decorating ideas. The bright October sun and the mid-80’s temperatures drove us to the outside patio for food and conversation. I’m interested in...