What’s better for breaking news? Twitter or the paper?

I write for a large-market newspaper and when the freelance Gods smile down on me, a few other regional and national news organizations. The other day I posted a FB request asking for copies of what at the time, was yesterday’s issue (sometimes I like to send articles to my mom like she’s always done…

Is a life ever unworthy of life?

Remembering the autocracies of war on Pearl Harbor Day … The other day, I upgraded my “something-something Samsung” to an iPhone 6Plus. It took about an hour for the transformation to be processed and completed — an hour wasted, or so I thought. During that time, I stood next to an older gentleman who was also…

Thank someone — anyone, for helping make this country what is …

Yesterday, I wrote … with a nice black felt tip pen, not a word processor … twelve thank you notes. And when each one was finished, I couldn’t help but admire the curls, the angles, the varying thickness in the letters and, I imagined, that the recipients would be equally pleased by the appearance —…

What is Jimmy Crack Corn so upset about anyway?

You know it’s funny … the last time I was an airport with my children – and for that matter, the last time I traveled any distance that took longer than two hours with them, the only thing that concerned their pretty little minds was where the closest electrical outlet was (so they could charge…

Harmony and Hollandaise

It is 7:49 pm – or at least it was when I wrote this.  A typical school night … I am on the couch, home from umpteen carpool trips to and from the track, the middle school, the soccer fields … my husband isn’t here.  He is at the golf course.  It is quiet ……

ADAPT or DIE

Debit cards are an ordinary, everyday, modern necessity in today’s world.  As are cell phones, the Internet, Amazon.com, Starbucks, Prozac … OK, OK … so maybe I’m stretching it a bit with those last three but you get the jest of it – right?  I was in college when I got my first ATM card…