7 Days to Go; Time to Revisit the Beginning


When I started to blog 358 days ago, I never imagined how much my writing would change, or how many people I will likely never meet read my blog, or just how much I've enjoyed blogging every day that I just might continue! I've decided that for the next seven days, as a way of counting down to … Continue reading 7 Days to Go; Time to Revisit the Beginning

“Boys Will Be Boys” Follow-Up


I've experienced days, like most people, of deep, deep sadness or despair.  Grief, loss, loneliness, each powerful emotions that can cripple anyone from living a life of joy and happiness.  I don't know anyone who can work through trauma on their own and no one should ever have to, ever. On Thursday I blogged about … Continue reading “Boys Will Be Boys” Follow-Up

Sweet Dreams: Daily Prompt


 Dreams are a funny thing.  My husband can recount his dreams with such detail, vivid color and action, it amazes me.  Stories of bank robbing with Clint Eastwood, leaping tall buildings in a single bound; his dreams are usually a reflection of what we watched on television that night or what he read on Buzz … Continue reading Sweet Dreams: Daily Prompt

Tests (and Measurements)


When I went to college I intended to become an elementary school teacher.  I honestly believed that I was going to graduate, get a teaching job back in my hometown, and retire happily having taught for 30 years as a beloved elementary school teacher.  As those of you who know or follow me, .  However, … Continue reading Tests (and Measurements)

Betsy: New Year’s Revolution


The kid in the AT&T commercial may be on to something:  New Year's Revolution.  I'm sure I won't be the only blogger to use it as a prompt for my writing today; there are surely thousands of bloggers who will share their year-in-review thoughts or their promises for the year to come.  I hope thought … Continue reading Betsy: New Year’s Revolution

In the Blink of An Eye


York Steak House at the Warwick Mall had been my part-time job for two years.  Four days after I graduated from high school, as I was working at this job I'd imagined was going to pay for my books and incidentals when I got to college in Vermont later that summer.  It was fairly early in … Continue reading In the Blink of An Eye

My Yoke is Easy


I mentioned the other day that I learned how to sew when I was in my early teens. After that wraparound jacket with the miles of braid along all the edges, I'm sure I was a bit turned off to the whole process. I didn't do too much sewing actually, until I got to college. My work-study … Continue reading My Yoke is Easy