Sounds That Go “Aww” in the Night

Sounds That Go “Aww” in the Night

I live in the countryside so it’s usually very quiet at night. Since it’s just my husband, me, and the dog who are here, there’s not even much household noise after 10 p.m. Grace the beagle is an excellent sleeper. About the only noise she makes in...
Stopping For Ice Cream

Stopping For Ice Cream

What started as a family tradition with my two young children and me morphed into an ongoing inside joke between my grown daughter and me. And now you’ll be in on it! When Laura and Tim were young, we would stop for ice cream (or Slurpees) after any doctor visit. I...
Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

Keypoint Intelligence estimates that during 2021, humankind will take around one trillion, four hundred forty billion photos. Medium.com’s data on weddings reflect that professional wedding photographers shoot up to 100 images per hour. Another source offers that the...
Motherly Advice

Motherly Advice

This will be a strange Mother’s Day across our land. Typically, two places are full on the day when we honor our moms (churches and restaurants), but not this year. I have had several people tell me that they even forgot that Mother’s Day is this Sunday. I’ve compiled...
Empty Chairs

Empty Chairs

Don McLean is most well-known for his iconic “American Pie” folk-rock song from 1971. (I’ll wait for a bit while you sing a few lines because you know that you want to.) But I prefer his hauntingly, beautifully sad song “Empty Chairs.” There’s a link at the end so you...