My birthday was last week, and it’s astonishing that I’ve survived 54 years on this planet relatively unscathed. I say “relatively” because I’ve had my heart broken (by a human) and my skull cracked (by a horse).
Clement Clarke Moore wrote the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in 1822. With the poem being read around the tree this year, here’s my version.
In addition to my rampant ADD, I was an obsessive child.
Deck the halls with boughs of crazy, tra la la la la la la la!
Christmas songs have always bothered me.
If you live long enough, you’ll eventually spend more time in hospitals than you’d like to, either as a patient or waiting on a patient. Neither role is a lot of fun.
There are songs out there that I really hate.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and I hope you have much to be grateful for. (Tip: If you have loved ones, shelter and food, you have much to be grateful for.)
By the time many of you read this, I’ll be almost there, winding the clubhouse turn and heading down the home stretch.
Every day I wake up and ask, “Lord, how can I serve You today?” Sometimes I don’t get a clear answer. (Which is on me, not Him.) Other days, I help at the church food bank, or visit a sick friend. Or, I refrain from giving the stink-eye to a screaming toddler.
I’m going to write 50,000 words in 30 days.
Forgive me that I’m playing some vintage Scorpions as I write this. Call it mood music if you will.
I’ve never been wildly popular (old high school classmates always say, “You graduated when?”) but our home, Crazy Acres, is a popular place to be. At least for wild critters.
As a kid, Halloween kicked off my favorite two months of the year. It began with a night of trick or treating and ended with Christmas Eve, the one night of the year where I gave in to gluttony and could eat whatever, and however much, I wanted.
Sweet reader, today’s column contains TMI about a medical procedure. So if you are squeamish or easily offended, turn the page. I don’t mind, really. I have a weak stomach myself.
Southerners do make headlines, don’t we? Sometimes we hear some piece of news and immediately know it happened south of the Mason-Dixon Line. We just KNOW, the same way we know it’s going to rain if we wash the car.
Forty souls attended the 11:30 a.m. service at our church last week. That doesn’t sound like much compared to some megachurches, where Sunday attendance numbers in the thousands, but for our rural congregation it was a healthy head count.
Getting dressed these days is no easy feat.
A story in the Sept. 29 issue of USA Today said that soda makers like Coke and Pepsi cared about the obese state of this country.
The “corporal punishment” debate blew up last month when Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted after allegedly beating his four-year-old “with a tree branch,” leaving welts and abrasions on the boy’s body.
I wrote something a few weeks back about a new watch called simply SLOW. The manufacturers took off the longer minute hand and left you with the shorter, and more slowly moving hour hand.
I have become one with the assimilated.
Random thoughts while folding laundry and wondering if we will all mildew before the rain stops. (This being South Carolina, and this being written a week in advance, we could well be in drought mode when you read this.)
There was an article making the rounds last week suggesting radical changes in the way the Olive Garden does it business.
I’ve never had a sock-eating Great Dane, but I’ve owned some goofy dogs.
I found two cool shirts on the clearance rack at Wal-Mart.
Remember when it was fun to fly the friendly skies? Back when flight attendants were called stewardesses, traveling by airplane was special. Meals were served and the cabin crew was glad to see you. Passengers dressed up, there was plenty of seat room and screaming babies were strapped to the wing. (Just checking to see if you were paying …
There’s a Facebook post going around that features a 91-year-old woman who is A) Lovely, slender and blonde and B) Dancing up a storm. She’s gliding across a slick dance floor, shagging like there’s no tomorrow. She’s dancing with guys in their 20s and wearing them out. It’s a beautiful thing.