Cat Fight Conversation is the new Rule

Cat Fight Conversation is the new Rule

I am writing today to recognize the sad demise of a mom spiel, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” It’s a mantra that many women raised in the ’50s – my peers – can recite. Maybe not taught to...
Message Via Voice

Message Via Voice

October is Better Speech-Language-Hearing Month, so here’s acknowledgement to my former career. YAY! I adored it as much as I adore my encore career of writing. Allow me to share information from past life career, when I fervently worked as the problem solver of...
The Characteristic of Curiosity

The Characteristic of Curiosity

Curiosity makes you smart, silly, and sensational. Curiosity helps you retain Wonder, which is grand! Curiosity drives knowledge growth, which can never hurt… Yet, “curiosity killed the cat” Yikes! Splat! Curiosity didn’t kill Curious George, a...
Banter is my stock in trade

Banter is my stock in trade

I was always skilled and forthright with banter. Even when I was two… when I told the fire-and-brimstone preacher off. Prancing down the aisle to shake a fist in his face. In front of the entire congregation, I responded to his shouted messages, punctuated by...
Weathering Social Agenda, the Storm Our Times

Weathering Social Agenda, the Storm Our Times

My husband and I have no social agenda except to have and be a “nice time”. “Nice time” = It was Larry’s frequent phrase and I instantly ascribed. When we converted ourselves to California-ism, it became easier to achieve: our new state...