And The Bad News Is…

And The Bad News Is…

A most adorable retailer sent out their newsletter this week. They are new owners of an established business and the previous owners had a very committed following, plus their newsletter was really good. And, they wrote it themselves! The Newbies started off with a...
Fowl Language

Fowl Language

I am not one to use a lot of expletives in my daily life and rarely in a professional setting, at least not since my military career. I just feel that the use of expletives demonstrates a lack of respect for your audience and a limited imagination. Due to said...
Fear Less

Fear Less

My husband, while spectacular in many ways, has a fear that is shared with many guys his age. There is no pill for it or even a support group. It is more prevalent than the fear of snakes, flying, or clowns and it is, as far as I can tell, completely denied by the...
Latitude Adjustment

Latitude Adjustment

In just 8 days, it will be Christmas and in Eastern North Carolina there are few Christmas trees to be found hanging around waiting to be adopted and dressed for the season. I find this odd since in my Nutmegger days, this is about when you might start looking for...
HOCOSUTI

HOCOSUTI

Thanksgiving is when many of us will be facing the people we try to avoid most of the year… our family. For a very few of us it is a time of deep conversations with loved ones, for the rest of us this is when we head for deep cover to avoid the annual argument....
Moms United

Moms United

Today is Mother’s Day. In the US it is a Hallmark Holiday. In the television commercials sparkling children are delivering sweet or sappy cards to their moms and grandmothers either on their own or with the help of their wise fathers… I’m not even going to say...
A Woman Laughing

A Woman Laughing

The world has survived another Valentine’s Day. The sadly single and miserably coupled have gotten through the sappiness of all the dopey love birds surrounding them. Come Thanksgiving time there will be the annual baby boomlet. With that understanding, all of you...
Forgive Me Tammy Faye

Forgive Me Tammy Faye

My bathroom is getting a minor makeover. The countertop and sink are being replaced. The contractor, my beloved spouse, said that it would be completed today. Like all good contractors, he lied. The completion date has been moved out for two more days until Wednesday,...

Marital Dish Course

My husband is of Italian descent and that means, for him, food is love. I am a Heinz-57 conglomeration and that means, for me, food is sustenance. So every holiday we have a little tango about the appropriate menu, which I (who makes outstanding reservations and not...

Moms of War

Today is Veterans’ Day in the US, Armistice Day in other countries. On this date in 1918 an armistice, a peace agreement, was signed which took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month to end the hostilities on the Western Front. And...