Posts Categorized: Humor

When Do You Need Glasses?

My son built a fort for my eight-year-old granddaughter, six-year-old grandson and me to watch a movie. It was a construction of pillows, chairs and cozy blankets in the middle of their living room floor. He made popcorn and flavored it with corn chex and white chocolate, then he went into the basement to use… Read more »

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Yesterday I saw my friend, Janice, at the pool.  We are swimming buddies.  We keep each other up-to-date on local trivia that makes our swim go faster.  It’s always fun to connect with Janice.  It makes my day when I see her in the pool.  As I was walking my warm-up laps and she was… Read more »

How to Give a Great Hug

Recently people have been saying to me, “Wow! How did you learn how to hug like that?” I didn’t realize that many people are hug-deprived. Even people with partners long to be held. So, here is my technique and philosophy behind a great hug. Put your arms around the person so that your hands envelope… Read more »

Cops and Swimming Lessons

I was driving and listening to my mother tell me a story over the hands-free phone when I saw the flashing lights behind me. “Mom!  Mom!  Mom!” my voice escalated to interrupt her story. “I’m being pulled over. I’ll call you back.” I parked on the side of the road and heard a resonant voice… Read more »

Loving Creativity

It seems that creativity is not just for fun. It is is an important component to good health. In Mind Over Medicine, Dr. Lissa Rankin looks at creativity as an essential aspect to thriving. Being creative goes beyond the common reference to art, music, writing and theater. “You may also express yourself by flower arranging, photography,… Read more »

What Is Priority Pandemonium?

You are so busy!  Everything is number one on your to do list.  There isn’t enough time to get half of your list done.  Out of time, depleted, frazzled, darting around from one project to another like a road runner on triple espresso, not getting anything done with precision or attention.  Does this sound like… Read more »

Puddle Jumpers

Here is an excerpt from my upcoming book: Kids and puddles go well together. Jumping, skipping, and hopping in puddles in unbridled playfulness is a child’s domain. Adults don’t splash in a puddle. They jump over it. They protect themselves from it. Kids go through it, pause and feel the sensual pleasure, splash for the… Read more »