Text message received from daughter who was picking up mail at Post Office: What did you order from Lithuania? I did not know. Texted her back, and told her I was pretty sure I had not sent for a mail order husband. Or a book of Lithuanian Fairy Tales. Or mead; I cannot remember why I […]Read More From Sea Monkeys To Baltic Amber – Life Of A Mail Order Shopper
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” April 4, 1928 ~ May 28, 2014Read More A Song Flung Up To Heaven; I Love You Always…
I learned today I have a bone to pick with Thomas Jefferson. Or maybe a leafy green thing to pick with him. “Tom! What were you thinking?” Peacefully reading the news this morning, I came across a story reporting how you were the culprit, the person who introduced those dread broccoli seeds to our United […]Read More Thomas Jefferson And My War With Broccoli
There is a belief time changes things. I choose to think that time encompasses and embraces all things in its forward movement. We may speak, behave, and view life differently now than in days gone by; but, I do not think those long ago ways are gone, they just are no longer used. And so it is […]Read More More Than Flowers Or Flags, Please Meet John V. Apple
For days, I have been mulling over a landmark Supreme Court decision, and thinking about how far we, as a nation, have come since May 17, 1954. Brown v. Board of Education. Sixty years to get it right; and I am not sure we are there, yet. To be specific, Oliver Brown, et al. v. […]Read More To Desegregate Our Souls
Growing up during the Golden Age of Television provided benefits and experiences that ranged from amazing to that’s not quite what I expected. In the 1950’s, TV broadcasting was relatively new, and much of the programming was experimental; success measured and achieved by trial and error. As I look back, what possibly could have been a braver […]Read More Toonytown, Mayor Art, And Me – Live TV In The 50’s
So many times, I have wondered how it was that my new school friend and I got away with our shoplifting sprees. We only did it three times before I resigned from my part in a life of crime; but that was enough to give me a good understanding of how ones actions dictate ones […]Read More Stop! Thief!