What I Learned About Parenting While I Taught a Rat to Play Basketball.

Like millions of others I spent Christmas day with my kids. My kids are grown and some of their kids are pretty much grown so today I watched them interact and thought about the people they’d become. It wasn’t like an out of body experience, but it was still a little strange. I found myself […]

Alone Again Naturally

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/writing-challenge-1000-words-four/ All the big kids are gone. They hadda go back to school. I hate school days cuz there’s nobody to play with. There’s four of us and I”m the littlest one. This year Charlene goed to school. Now I have to wait all day for somebody to play with. When Momma comes to the […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

Carefree is about being unencumbered. Free from worry and striving. Not weighed down with the cares of this life. It’s not irresponsible or selfish. It’s not being obsessed with getting more, but being happily occupied with enjoying to the full what you already possess. Without a doubt kids and animals do Carefree best. Some women, […]


This morning I read Psalm 104. It has a title: Praise to the Sovereign LORD for His Creation and Providence. As I read through this Psalm I started thinking about my grandson Silas. He’s currently fascinated with tornadoes and hurricanes. Of course, they are noisy and destructive. Perfect for young boys. His new career ambition […]

A Magical Photography App

Do you watch the Cooking Channel? If so you have probably heard Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa, say, “how easy is that”. Or maybe you remember Martha Stewart’s classic, “It’s a good thing”. Both would perfectly describe the app I bought today from the Mac App Store, Snapheal. Snapheal is an app that removes an […]

Happy Holidays Begin Today

Judah “un-decorating” the Christmas Tree 2011 It was still almost 100 in Sacramento just a few days ago when I saw the first display of Christmas decorations in Kohl’s. So this morning I have coffee, a yellow legal pad, and a pen. I’m mapping out my Holiday strategy. We go to Palm Springs for a […]

Motherhood and the Invention of Digital Cameras

Motherhood has been revolutionized by the invention of the Digital Camera. Like it’s not enough that we start this Motherhood Journey with morning sickness and stretch marks, culminating in a protracted experiment in sleep deprivation. We are then suppose to nourish, protect, and civilize our progeny—WHILE taking and preserving for posterity a pictorial record of […]