Could it be that all of the lying, bad-mouthing, hate-mongering, divisiveness, aggression, lack of respect, abuse of women, failing to be better stewards of our land and people has lead us to where we are this morning?
Shout-Out to Fellow Travelers and Friends We Made in Ireland this Weekend (18 Sept-21 Sept)
Sean finds his happy place on the Emerald Isle. Who am I to stand in his way? Like the lyrics to Eddie Money's "(I've got) Two Tickets to Paradise, Pack your bags we'll leave…
Thankful on Three Year Anniversary of Husband Surviving Broken Neck
Grateful and living well three years after harrowing accident.
Divine Depositor Revealed: Culprit Close to Heart and Home
When I discovered this last week, I hadn't recognize her handwriting. I think I was thrown off because she had written "Dear Sean and Tan," and not...
A Slice of Swiss and “God’s Baby Girl”
It seems to me that each of us feel holes left from childhood in some way or another. Nobody has perfect parents or are perfect parents, themselves. I agree with Beth Moore, that…
How To Thank My Retiring Therapist?:Kenny Loggins’ Lyrics Beat Out The Best Greeting Cards
Saying goodbye to my therapist. Finding the right sentiments in a random song on the radio.
Do you think this election was a huge wake-up call from GOD?
Could it be that all of the lying, bad-mouthing, hate-mongering, divisiveness, aggression, lack of respect, abuse of women, failing to be better stewards of our land and people…
The Hardest Part of Parenting: Realizing Our Kids are Only On Loan To Us
(Our son) just moved up to Burlington, VT on Sunday to start a new job. I can't believe what a gut punch that was.
Trick-o-Treat Pick Up Truck: Neighbor from My Childhood Evokes Harrowing Halloween Memory
“Get down!” Mom screamed all of a sudden. I felt a whoosh behind me and the next thing I knew I was witch-face-down in a pile of leaves. “Stay still!” Mom whispered…
50 Things I’ve Come To Know in 50 Years
Fifty things I know as I turn fifty today, 2/25/15:
“Buddy Jesus” Meme Gets Personal
At first glance I thought this rather duded-out rendition of Jesus could be a bit irreverent...
Have You Any Sweet (still unsolved) Mysteries of Life?
Have you any unsolved mysteries in your life? I have two that I may never solve but they are happy ones, none-the-less. The first one I am thinking about is coming up on its…
Getting “Unstuck” This New Year: Changes That Heal
I have learned that sometimes the only way to start dealing truthfully is to confess to God, “I really suck at being loving and forgiving towards ________right now. I just…
Can You Be Trusted? On Your Honor In the Ring
Can you imagine in this day of passwords, locks, and alarms to protect our most precious valuables, lifesavers (literally) like this one on the remote Ring of Kerry stay posted,…
Boo to The Who! They Blew Us Off: But We’ve Met Other Stars Along Our Way!
What happened to the fecking Who? The iconic rock band, launching their 50th Anniversary tour blew off Ireland! They were supposed to play in Belfast and last night here (26 Nov.)…
Somethin’s Brewing: New Coffee House Starting to Perk
The outreach team and in-house band at the new church we've been attending wanted to pick our brains on how to run a coffee-house of all things! About a month ago, a new "sister"…
Finding Evidence There’s Still Hope for The World
After ranting about mating macaroni boxes and x-rated jean commercials last week, my hope for the world has been restored a bit. I see that Hasbro, the toy company giant, has…
Mac’n’Cheese Porn : Nevermind Jeans, Now Even Comfort Foods Are Sexed Up!
Sex in advertising is nothing new, but macaroni and cheese porn? Yesterday, midday, I looked up from reading as my husband was flipping between a race and football. There, dancing…
At Odds with Your Brother or Sister? We Must Negate Sibling Hate!
Last Thursday in my hometown, an angry, troubled brother poured copious amounts of gasoline on his older brother’s house and barn and then struck a match. He came back to…
Politically Incorrect Girl Scout Songs of the 70s: Did We Have A Clue?
In 1975, I was ten and had no clue of what I was singing. Some of the songs we sang around the old campfire in Girl Scouts back then would get you burned, or maybe even a lawsuit…
Lightning Strikes Three Times: Shirley Temple, Foreignor, then The Who!
Over the past few years, we’ve accumulated quite a collection of old LPs— 33 1/3 vinyl records. Some have come by way of tag sales, the swap shack at the transfer…
Left My Life-long Church: Waiting for the Next “Glorious Unfolding”
My colleague and friend remarked recently that I’d done some serious changing over the past few years. I’ve taken responsibility for things I needed to deal with in my…
Soup’s On! Come on out tonight! (4/5/14)
Celebrating Two Years At Higganum’s Own Soup and Song Open Mic Coffee House When is a church not a church, but a funked-out night club with “groovy” lights, microphones and…
Who Keeps “Messaging” Me? An Angel? Departed Loved One? God?
Have I totally lost it? Or have I officially been messaged —repeatedly now—by an angel, a departed loved one, or even God?! Ordinarily, I get through the toils and…
Are You A Boat-Rocker or A Doormat? No More Christian Nice Girl Can Help
If you know me or have read even a few of my rants, you might be justified in calling me a boat-rocker. One who speaks up, goes against the tide, and says, “Hey people, the…
Did You Have A Mari-juana Christmas?!
I am wondering if I truly am old fashioned, behind the times, and/or a product of a law-enforcement family? I am still surprised when I learn of open and liberal use of marijuana…
Orange is the New Black Has Me Seeing Red!
I applauded heartily—all by myself–though I sat in a packed house at The Hartford Stage last Thursday night. I wasn’t cheering the featured, celebrated author, Piper…
Venn Diagram and Keeping A Stiff Upper Beak as First Birdy Flies
On the heels of a wonderful trip to Italy with Sean for our 25th anniversary, we rapidly switched gears to move our first born, recent college-grad Erin, 22, to Vermont. She…
Glassblown Ornament Reminds Me of My Marriage
“Don’t inhale,” M laughed. If I wasn’t so afraid of burning down the place or branding somebody with the volcanic lump at the end of three foot long pipe, I would have…
A Man’s Craving for a Beer Saved My Husband’s Life
Editor’s Note: We were blessed to have survived this accident that occurred on June 10, 2012. Sean has been cleared of all restrictions on his shoulder and is doing well…
(Our son) just moved up to Burlington, VT on Sunday to start a new job. I can’t believe what a gut punch that was.
“Get down!” Mom screamed all of a sudden. I felt a whoosh behind me and the next thing I knew I was witch-face-down in a pile of leaves. “Stay still!” Mom whispered pulling my sister and me under each of her arms.
There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it. Today’s society is obsessed with happiness. We want instant gratification,…
Diane had stopped coming to our bookclub soon after her diagnosis. She’d had brain surgery and was on an intense course of chemotherapy. We were at a loss. Diane had been…
What’s in a name?
I may have known the rules, yet I flaunted them.
Is it time for you to have a new tagline in 2016? What would it say?