Roxie’s Christmas Eve

It’s me, Roxie. I’ve been left at home on Christmas Eve while the folks are out gallivanting. Lord knows where? Probably following the star to Bethlehem or Las Vegas. Once again, I’m stuck here with ZuZu, the most boring cat in the world. She’s lying around while I’m watching the house. It’s almost Christmas and so far, … More Roxie’s Christmas Eve

Dirty Laundry

I Skype with a little girl named Milanda every week. She is the cherished daughter of my friends Shengdong and Mary Lin and they live in China. Now, we all know how critical people in the United States have been about China’s valuing its male children over its females. The dirty laundry US citizens aired … More Dirty Laundry

Fall in South County

Mostly true story: Charley and I were sitting in a Dunkin’ Donuts last week and  a horse walks up to the Drive-up Window. The waitress looks out, surprised to see him standing there and exclaims, “Hey!” He says, “Yes, please, and could you throw in some extra ketchup?” (Now, I’ll bet you thought she was … More Fall in South County

On Bullies

Our constitution affords us certain inalienable rights. It’s ironic to think that during this election cycle, one of the Presidential candidates actually is an alien. I’ve come to expect certain qualities in the people who have been deemed by their parties, to be suitable  potential leaders for this country. Being an Independent, I choose to … More On Bullies

An Ode To Hope And Joy

Where there is Hope there is Joy September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. As many of you know, my husband Charley has been involved in studies at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland for over nine years. It’s been a long journey for us filled with extreme highs and lows. Years of operations, radiation, cryotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone … More An Ode To Hope And Joy

Peace Be Upon You

Protected by darkness last Thursday night, a hooded figure crept up to the Community Center of Masjid Al-Hoda. He smashed a window with an ax, painted anti-Muslim graffiti on the front of the Mosque and then, like the coward he is, ran away. This afternoon, people of all faiths along with non-believers gathered with community … More Peace Be Upon You