Optimism, my 2020 Resolution

“Happy New Year!” I said to a member of our writing community. “How are things? How are you doing?” I asked, knowing she is primary caretaker for several of her family members. “Okay,” she said, “though nothing has really changed. I drive them to doctors’ appointments...

One Resolution Revisited

Last night, Keith and I raised our glasses and shouted, “Happy New Year!” then went to bed early as usual. Today, we eat, drink, and make merry with friends. But tomorrow, I’ll fast in preparation for a routine medical procedure. Have you noticed that many prayer...

One Resolution

Yesterday after church, Keith and I sat down to a meal of brats, black-eyed peas (actually a high fiber bean), greens, and cornbread. Though a born-and-raised New Englander, I began to follow this cultural tradition after moving to the South several years ago....

Sugar, Sugar

Sugar, sugar, honey, honey You are my candy girl And you got me wanting you   Back in the 60s The Archies weren’t really singing about sweets, but I was over the holidays. I warbled to cookies and ice cream and pie – oh my! And wolfed them down. Oh honey, did I...