The Women I Like

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt I have re-published posts before, but I haven’t always added to them. Somehow, though, I felt some invitations were necessary. It’s been many years since I have had my “Women I Like” party.  […]

Follow Me Down the Rabbit Hole

Do you like to laugh? Can you spare a few minutes for the rabbit hole? Have you never watched Kid Snippets*? When my daughter introduced me to this series, I was instantly hooked.  I can watch some of them over and over and laugh each time. What makes a favorite? There has to be a […]


…It is happiness applauding itself and then taking flight to embrace everyone and everything in this world.  Hafiz I wouldn’t have thought of my laughter as happiness, I would have named it joy.  But that’s semantics.  And regardless of it’s name, laughter is a gift; from a titter, to a bark, to giggles that spills […]

I just can’t help myself!

In reading blogs this a.m. (Hooray, I have internet), I pulled up Year-Struck. She is always a delight, and this morning was not different.  In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I am writing with the only real purpose being to guide you to her wonderful commentary on increasing blog traffic, If you want […]

Just Funnin’

Damn!  I want to be fun. Most of the blogs that I read are meaningful and the ones I love the most are amusing.  The bloggers concisely make their points with humor, packing a heavy punch with a light hand. Damn!  I want to be like that. Yet it seems that no matter what I […]

Joy in the Morning (reprise)

I am wakeful in the night but not worried or anxious. Instead, I’m trying to recall what made me laugh.  I wish I could remember every word and replay it like a favorite movie. I can’t, though. I only see faces and hear the comforting cacophony of conversation interspersed with howls of laughter.  Friends are […]

Friends in New York

I am taking a trip with my friend. She isn’t just any friend; she’s a since-freshman-year-in-high-school friend. She brings out the best in me because she is everything I’m not: lighthearted in attitude, carefree in spirit, and open to the world on first instinct.  She finds the ridiculous in life and shares it with me.  […]