And the Winner Is You…

And the Winner Is You…

And the winner is you. Yes, YOU! You have navigated this year with its twists and turns and valley and mountaintops. Good job! No matter what has come your way in 2023, you kept bending and enduring. And coming back in the tougher times. You deserve a HUGE ribbon and...
“I See Dead People”

“I See Dead People”

People confess things to me. I mean sometimes stunning revelations like “I see dead people.” Yep, that’s right up there as one of the top confessions and disclosures that someone has shared with me. As a journalist and writer, I hear all sorts of eyebrow-raising...
Hey, Hay, Hay!

Hey, Hay, Hay!

Hey, hay, hay! How do you feel about hay bales? Yes, what comes to your mind when you hear the word hay? Cattle munching on the leafy legume? Halloween scarecrows stuffed with the scratchy foliage? A bedding cushion for your outdoor plants? When I think of hay, I...
Watching Over You

Watching Over You

There’s great comfort in knowing someone or many someones are watching over you. Maybe your watchful someone is a combination of your spouse, your kids, your parents, your siblings, your friends, your neighbors, your local police, the military, your doctor, your...
You Do Not Want to Miss This Movie

You Do Not Want to Miss This Movie

Movies entertain us. Movies captivate us. Some movies save people’s lives. Sound of Freedom is that film. You do not want to miss this movie. I knew little about Sound of Freedom when I recently joined friends at the theater. (I never want to know too much about a...
Be Kind and Do Good Anyway

Be Kind and Do Good Anyway

If only everyone in the world would be kind and do good anyway when we run into obstacles and obstinate people. The truth is, all of us can be unreasonable and self-centered at times. Yes . . . even you and me. Say it isn’t so! Yep. Truly an enduring and persistent...
Thank You, Dads!

Thank You, Dads!

Thank you, dads! You deserve our gratitude. If I could, I’d pick up my phone and call Dad right now. “Hey, Dad, do you remember feeding us as babies on the living room sofa? Which of us three kids kept you on your toes the most? Do you remember the time you . . .?” On...
Remember These Two Words

Remember These Two Words

More than 1 million words exist in the English language. I’d like you to remember just two words by the end of this post. America boasts some of the best two-word combos on the planet. Mashed potatoes. Fried chicken. Amazon Prime. Apple Inc. Walt Disney. In...
Some of the Best Advice Ever

Some of the Best Advice Ever

Some of the best advice I’ve heard? “Stay in your own lane.” I don’t remember where I first heard this sage insight, but it sure has carried me through some rough patches. And not just while driving. Recently I drove to Nebraska for a family visit/business trip, and I...