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Once again…

Once again, I am not well. That is twice in as many months. Of course, it may just be a continuation of the bronchitis I had at the beginning of January. I never really felt like I fully recovered from that.  I did feel much better in the past six weeks or so but I […]

Safety Recall

My van has been recalled!!  O joy!!  I received a safety recall notice from Ford stating that “the front subframe lower control arm rear attaching flanges or both rear body mounts could separate from the vehicle subframe after operating in high corrosion areas (where salt is used on the roadways during winter months) for an […]

My Old Van

I have mentioned before that my vehicle is a minivan.  A Ford Windstar minivan, to be exact.  It is a ’99 minivan, which makes it 12 years old with approximately 186,000 miles on it. Needless to say, it is on its last legs.

I purchased the van in 2002.  At the time I owned a […]


As I mentioned, I had flown out to Michigan to see my only nephew in his school play. The play was “Harvey”. It is the same story as a movie made long ago (same name) starring Jimmy Stewart. His character and my nephew’s was Elwood P. Dowd. The story is about a man, Elwood, who […]

Baby Talk

My littlest niece, Lizzie, is 23 months old and has become more vocal since I saw her in December. It is the most adorable baby talk. She has learned to say my name, or her version of my name. It took her only a few hours after I arrived to start calling me […]


I flew out to Michigan today to see my sister and her family for the weekend. I usually see her at Christmas and maybe for a week in the summer. So why am I out here in the middle of winter for a long weekend? My one and only nephew has the lead […]


Yesterday was my birthday.  Even though I wrote about Valentine’s Day in the posting for that day, I really don’t care that much about Valentine’s Day.

Don’t get me wrong…I still think it is a wonderful holiday and a grand idea but my main concern for the day is that it is my birthday.  To […]

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Love is a symbol of eternity.  It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.  ~Author Unknown

I don’t think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday made up by the greeting card and candy making industries.  I think that it […]


Last night my brother, Ted, took me out to dinner for my birthday. My birthday isn’t until Monday but, since he is my brother, going out on that day would just be weird.

We tried a new restaurant in New Hampshire that one of my brother’s customers had mentioned to […]

Utopian Society

Why is it we don’t live in a Utopian Society?  As in, “a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government and social conditions” (from Merriam-Webster Dictionary)?

Since the United States is made up of (for the most part) citizens from around the world, why did we not take the best of those societies and […]