I love observing how non-human living things live in the world. I can simply watch a tree moving in the wind, seeing the changes in colors on the leaves as the sun highlights the leaves in bright green and shifts … Read the rest
Monthly Archives: July 2013
It was a beautiful day. A rare day. Somehow, the constant rain had forgotten to show up and I was coming back from a terrific day of writing at the beach in front of sun-dappled waters. I was enjoying the … Read the rest
After weeks of continual rain (morning, noon and night), today was supposed to be a sunny morning (with rain later, ‘natch). Eh, not so much, though the sun did poke through around mid-morning.
But, so what! Even had it been … Read the rest
It’s closing time for “Family Week”. Today’s final post relates to my family’s unique challenges with phones.
We can start with me, a staunch resister of cellular phones for as long as possible and then even longer. One was forced … Read the rest
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Welcome back to “Family Week”. Today is my younger niece’s birthday and now both nieces have reached the age where they are “easy” on their … Read the rest
It’s day 2 of “Family Week”, so let’s get to it!
My Stepmom is back home attempting her recovery, with Dad doing the caretaking that comes naturally after nearly 50 years of marriage.
That means that I am dutifully running … Read the rest
It’s Tuesday already, but we’re still going to call this “Family Week” on the JMD blog, a smorgasbord of posts related to and about family. You’ll either find new insights about me, nod your head knowingly or count the days … Read the rest
Out on a limb
Our other monthly feature returns after a brief hiatus.
Time to learn the origins of some of those catchy phrases you use or hear so often. I think you should have no problem “seeing” the theme … Read the rest
Last time, we shared with you how even that bastion of journalistic propriety, our beloved newspapers, still managed to mess up their communication. This time, we’ll show you some goofiness from a less careful group, sign makers.
It’s … Read the rest
Well, at least it is to us…
Ever notice how sometimes someone totally misunderstands what you told (or wrote) them? I mean, jeez, what do you have to do, spell it out for them?
Usually couldn’t hurt.
My most recent … Read the rest