Hearty, happy, and unbreakable – not!

Hearty, happy, and unbreakable – not!

Hearty, happy, and unbreakable. This is my habitual stance: smiling, laughing, and dancing with great peace and joy. Contained, cool, quick-witted. Independent, undaunted, suave. I work assiduously over every endeavor to which I commit. Smiling all the while, making...
7 Hs in Him

7 Hs in Him

It’s  hard to be humble when you live in the Milky Way, part of a universe commanded into being. “Because I said so,” God would say if you asked, using every parent’s fallback refrain. It’s important to be humane as well as human in our...
Bel Canto

Bel Canto

  I went to a daylong literary event recently and came away with more than inspiration, knowledge, and new books. I heard someone say that Ann Patchett’s book ‘Bel Canto’ was a happy book. Now, perhaps, I will have the courage to read...
“Happy as Larry”

“Happy as Larry”

Greetings in America, a land of congeniality. In other parts of our country not blessed by irrepressible sunshine, people converse about weather. I’ve shared the jaw-dropping, weather-related comments of some of our visitors from Elsewhere in America in another...