Who Can Imagine the Best Tall Tale?

Ever play the game where one person starts a story, then the next person offers more details, and on and on until the story is complete? This is just like that, but with a little more thought and organization. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the […]

10 (plus 2) Things My Father Taught Me

I wrote the original 10 Things post about some things my dad taught me back in June of 2013 and thought I’d share it again with the addition of two more thangs. #11: Daddy taught me the importance of a trusted friend. Because he was in the public eye, surrounded by lots of folks, my […]

My Biggest Accomplishment

Life, if you’re paying attention, is heart-stoppingly beautiful, yet infuriatingly confounding, is open wide and forgiving, yet full of the cruelest of cruels, is laughable, yet able to make you cry the hardest you’ve ever known anyone to cry.  We either embrace the juxtaposition of thrills and chills by making it our best, as best […]

10 Steps to Recover From a Beat Down

Beat downs (to harass or crush one’s spirit) come in many forms. I’ve suffered more than I can count in my life and I have some advice I’d like to offer about how to recover from one that seems insurmountable.  Nope, I’m not talking about our recent foray into the world of buying a car […]

Close Grandparent-Adult Grandchildren Relationships = Less Depression

A new study (who else winces when they see those words?!) from Brown College declares that grandparents and adult grandchildren who share close emotional ties have less symptoms of depression. Dang, I would have been happy to take the funding for that study and share that info; it’s a no-brainer. We found that an emotionally […]

10 Things My Father Taught Me

Daddy and I were kindred spirits in so many ways, yet in as many others we were were diametrically opposed.  He passed when he was 60-years-old and I had a young family.  I’ve missed him many times over the years and am grateful for all he taught me. 10 Things My Father Taught Me 1) […]