First World Problems

First World Problems

When my computer crashed and I was beyond frustrated, my son said, “It’s only a First World problem, Mom.” True. This annoyance was minor in the grand scheme of life.  Living in the United States—a land of privilege and opportunity—we have time to focus on...
Hanging Duck

Hanging Duck

I cook and bake a lot. Unless we’re traveling, my husband and I eat every meal at home. When the kids were young, shepherd’s pie, spaghetti, and stir-fried chicken made regular appearances. But I longed to try new recipes. In the early 1980s, I devoured a Julia Child...
Bad Spellers Untie!

Bad Spellers Untie!

I love words. Even so, certain words trip me up every time I need them.  Confession: Throughout my early adult years, I misspelled congratulations—congrad-ulations. When the popular shortened version ‘congrats’ came into use, I had an embarrassing ah-ha moment. ...
I love/loath technology

I love/loath technology

If you’re reading this Reflection, you’ll know I won my latest battle with technology! Now you, my beloved subscriber, will see a photo and a few sentences of my latest Reflection—not just my name in your inbox. BORING! To accomplish this task required several...
Joyful, Grateful, Hopeful

Joyful, Grateful, Hopeful

This past Christmas, our holiday card simply stated, 2020 . . . What a year! What else was there to say? Family and friends were/are still worrying about the spread of the coronavirus and what 2021 might look like. Will they return to the office? Can they make ends...
DIY During Covid

DIY During Covid

The world has become increasingly self-sufficient since the beginning of Covid-19. Those who used their ovens for storage have learned to bake bread. Others dusted off sewing machines to make masks. When household cleaners were absent on the store shelves, people...

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