I Want to be Me

I Want to be Me

I want to be me.  Yep, all of my imperfections, quirky likes and dislikes, strange and sarcastic sense of humor as well as my sense of style in clothing and in the home, all together is what makes me…. well, it makes me, Me. And as the song goes,...
Bullying or Saving and Losing Face

Bullying or Saving and Losing Face

I wish I could remember where I first heard the phrase, “always allow a person to save-face,” but I don’t. I think it was in a literature class in college, but I can’t be sure. When or wherever I heard it, it made a lasting impression on me. I...
Spring Break Drunkenness

Spring Break Drunkenness

My daughter and a sweet family friend came for a brief visit over the weekend. We decided to head to the beach on Friday, which was Spring Break for those who had beat us to the beach that day. It was sunny, in the 60’s with 13 mph winds, so a bit chilly. But,...
No Longer a Child

No Longer a Child

I knew I was no longer a child the day I interviewed for my first job.  This week in Alabama history, the legislature of 1887 passed its first child labor law restricting employers from working children under 14 or women more than 8 hours per day. The fine of that day...
10 Commandments Bill Passes AL House

10 Commandments Bill Passes AL House

I know that a lot of Republicans and Christians are jumping for joy that the Ten Commandments’ bill has now passed the AL House. I don’t usually write about politics on my blog, but I’m sorry I couldn’t pass this one up. Consider this a...
The Result of a Sneeze

The Result of a Sneeze

On Tuesday of this week I woke up a little blue. I know you’ve all been there at least once in your life, where the minute you open your eyes, the clouds begin to gather. In an effort to avoid a day of depression, I got out of bed and planned my day. On the...