Everyday Epiphany, Family, humor

Not Always On The Safe Side

Hesitation stalled my poised spoon as it hovered above the frosty ice cream Brandy Alexander. With a past health history of lactose and glucose intolerances I weighed the consequences of diving into the creamy drink. Fat chance that my intestines wouldn’t bloat or my A1C wouldn’t rise. Then I plunged in headfirst. Little Risk, Little… Continue reading Not Always On The Safe Side

Everyday Epiphany, Family, humor, Travel

A Detailed Thinker Gets The Big Picture

“We should have the pontoon delivered before we leave for Italy,” said Mike, my significant other. “Then we’ll be ready to cruise when we return.” “If we do that, we might have motor problems since it ‘ll be unused for a few weeks,” I said. ”Then there’s the heron trouble.” Last summer a great blue… Continue reading A Detailed Thinker Gets The Big Picture

Cooking, Everyday Epiphany, Exercise, Family, humor

Food for Thought

Star Nosed Mole Versus Three Toed Sloth Not another pour of wine, I thought to myself, as Mike glugged an ounce or two of Merlot into his glass. Mike didn’t drink too much. He drank (and ate) too slowly. I had finished my salad, mushroom topped sirloin, and side of lemon pepper asparagus ten minutes… Continue reading Food for Thought

Almost Apolitical, Everyday Epiphany, Family, Health, humor

A Laughing Matter

Santa’s coming to town soon and whether you believe or don’t believe (I fall somewhere between.) he has a message for all and it’s not what the song touts. “You better watch out.”  Although this advice is sound the word “better” flavors the advice with a threat. “You better not cry.”  Crying is cathartic. This… Continue reading A Laughing Matter

Backyard Birds, Everyday Epiphany, Family, humor, Outdoors

A Wild Goose Chase Of A Great Blue Heron Eviction

I appreciated the Great Blue Heron's stateliness less so the next morning. The majestic Great Blue Heron skimmed over Crystal Lake’s surface and perched on a mat of milfoil. I raised my binoculars and studied his slate blue feathers, agile curved neck, and graceful stride. After docking our pontoon, I snapped and tied the canvas… Continue reading A Wild Goose Chase Of A Great Blue Heron Eviction