The Stuff That Does Not Fit

So much has been made of Downton Abbey’s Season 5 promotional photo blunder where a plastic water bottle appears on the mantle behind two of the show’s stars. According to the show’s website, the plastic bottle is showing up about 36 years too early for the period in which the new series is set. Click here if […]

It Helps To Look In The Right Places 

I am horrible at directions. In fact, I get ticked off when someone tells me that something is north or south or east or west. They might as well tell me that it’s twelve miles under where I’m standing, because I have about the same chance of getting there! No joke. I am directionally challenged. […]

You Always Have A Choice

Tell me that the earth isn’t round and I won’t argue with you. Tell me that there are twenty-five hours in each day and I won’t argue with you. Tell me that money does, in fact, grow on trees and I, once again, won’t argue with you. But tell me that you “don’t have a […]

Making Room For The Important Stuff

When my mom died back in 1995, I was knocked down hard. As I tried to get back up, I found I had very little in my life that I could call on and look to for support. And here’s the kicker: I was not at all alone in my life. Quite the contrary, my […]

Shedding and Allowing

This guy, the lizard above who lives in our backyard, is doing something amazing. What he’s doing is natural and totally out of his control, but it’s nonetheless amazing. He’s shedding his skin because he’s growing. And unless he sheds his old skin, he will not be able to grow. The process is called ecdysis, […]