December 2021

When I was younger, my mom’s extended family always had a family reunion Christmas party. My grandmother had four siblings and all of them, plus their children and grandchildren, came together to eat and swap small gifts. Until the family grew too big, the party was...

September 2021

One day, while driving home, I found myself behind a red truck. At the bottom center of his tailgate was a bumper sticker that caught my eye. All it said was “I *love* haters.” (Instead of the word “love” there was a giant red heart.) Of course, we all know that...

August 2021

Words. Words. Words. We are surrounded by words. They come to us from all directions. We hear them coming from our televisions, and radios; we read them in books and newspapers; and we hear people talking to us. We need words. We have been sharing useful information...

July 2021

In 1939 one of the most famous movies ever made was released. The movie was “The Wizard of Oz.” Based on L. Frank Baum’s novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, the movie followed a young girl from Kansas named Dorothy as she traveled through the strange land of Oz to...

June 2021

How do you react when you hear the word “change”? If you’re like most people, that word probably makes you feel a bit uncomfortable. Few people like the idea of change, even when it’s necessary and beneficial. Change brings many unknowns; because of this, it often...

May 2021

“I trust you.” Three little words that have quite  the impact. Three little words that most people are careful to use. For the most part, one must earn trust. A person must keep their promises, demonstrating that he or she has integrity before gaining another...