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It’s hard to write with all the chomping in the room. Goldendoodles are not known for their table manners, or, in this case, floor manners. Mac is lying next to my desk loudly eating his latest … more
Formerly one of the most significant days of the year, the first day of school is now just another day of the week. I have no kids or grandchildren in school here, I no longer cover school events for … more
If I close my eyes, I can still smell the church that held the vacation Bible school I attended as a little girl. It was the first time I heard about Jesus. Memories are funny, aren’t they? I … more
Disney created a musical fantasy, titled “Frozen,” which hit the theatres in 2013. The theme song, “Let it Go,” popped into my head the other day and the words began nudging me, challenging … more
My brother and I were discussing recycling, in addition to the fact that it is already August.He suggested that people could recycle their August 2020 plans that likely were canceled or postponed due … more
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recent resignation following allegations of inappropriate behavior with women staffers offers some interesting similarities but also contrasts with the resignation of … more
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” It’s a verse we can find in Proverbs (NIV version, Chapter 3, Verse 5). I remember being a young woman, a new … more
There are two times in a woman’s life when she needs an epidural to block the certain agony coming her way. The first is the day she gives birth to her sweet baby. The second is the day her sweet … more
This year was the second time I've seen the power women legislators can have when they are united.The latest was the success of a bi-partisan group of Missouri women senators to force a compromise on … more
I would like to say thank you, Bolivar Police Department. You go beyond your appointed and dangerous routines and duties.After the big storm, we discovered a very huge metal patio umbrella in our … more
Sometimes you get subtle reminders you’re not as young as you used to be — like when you notice the small but insistent ache in your knees while climbing the stairs before it rains. Or the way … more
I realize we rarely use this phrase these days. In the past, an owner of a business might have said, “mind the store while I’m gone,” meaning to take charge and conduct yourself in a manner … more
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