Gifts to Cheer

It’s that time of year when many of us are out looking for gifts. I’d like to offer some ideas to give people whose health is compromised. These ideas don’t have to cost a lot. *Offer a specific food treat. Ask about their food preferences. If you know the specific tastes of your friend, then … More Gifts to Cheer

Humor & Cancer

“How do you deal with it? You always have a smile on your face,” my friend said. Those of you who regularly read my blog know that I have cancer in my bones. Our bones do not like cancer. Pain is how they complain. Several years ago we knew a man who suffered through chronic … More Humor & Cancer

What Do You See?

When I was a kid . . . Do you hate it when adults start their stories like this? Believe it or not, we did actually do fun things. And we did those fun things without computers. On long summer days all the neighborhood kids brought a towel or blanket or sheet to the designated … More What Do You See?

Dog Drawings

The week of June 20th I wrote about the World’s Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California. Nearly every summer I try to give readers ideas in the category of: Adventures at Home. Summers can sometimes drag on. My kids always looked for creative adventures at home to enjoy. With Adventures at Home in mind, I … More Dog Drawings

April Fools

The April Fools painting above by Norman Rockwell appeared on the Saturday Evening Post cover April 3, 1943. It has 43 mistakes or fooleries. Enjoy a bit of fun to celebrate April Fools. Below are some game ideas: *Try to spot all 43 items before you look at the link. *To play the game with … More April Fools

Write Your Story

March 14th is National Write Your Story Day. I wondered, was there a simple blog post I could dash off to celebrate the day? When suddenly someone sneezed. Ordinarily I do not laugh at people when they sneeze. But this man has a unique sneeze. I’ll get back to that. In quick succession two other … More Write Your Story

Grape Pie

British Pie Week is March 7 – 13, 2022. I may not be British, but this is a holiday I can truly dig into. Sweet or savory, I love pie! Can you think of a yummier food to celebrate? And we can celebrate all week long, if we want. A few years ago, when we … More Grape Pie

Pancake Day

Great A, little a, This is pancake day…. ~Mother Goose National Pancake Day is on March 1st this year. One of my favorite memories is of our family gathered in the kitchen for breakfast. My skinny brothers were all home from college and hungry—as usual. Mom had a skillet on all four stove burners (we … More Pancake Day