What does a community do after it has been quite literally and most painfully duped by evil in their midst? They hold the massive, charitable event, as they have for more than 60 years, and see that children and entire families are cared for at Christmas time and throughout the entire year. Here comes… Continue reading San Bernardino Gives -or- Here Comes Santa Claus… Incorporated!
We've made it through Black Friday (don't know about you, but I didn't leave the house), Cyber Monday yesterday (did I even go online? I don't remember), and now today has the honor of being named "Giving Tuesday." Okie-dokie, fine by me. The Intertubes are full of clever stories of people sharing ways they have… Continue reading Sea Glass… The Bad Kind -or- You’re Welcome, Barefoot Runners and Surfers
A grocery chain in our area has been bought out by and replaced with another, and the prices have definitely increased. I asked the manager of one store if there was any reason why, and all he could figure was the lack of a direct supplier like the other chain used to have. There's the… Continue reading Photo Bombing… Yarn Bombing… Now Here’s COUPON BOMBING
My brother once gave The Girl a guitar for Christmas. He told me that it was a beginner's model, and that if she really like playing, that she could have one of his nicer ones. With her busy schedule, we never managed to fit in formal lessons. She used You Tube tutorials to begin, and… Continue reading Paying Forward- Sharing Guitars and the Love of Music
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. Denis Waitley, Author of "Raising Confident Kids" In the course of four weeks we will have accomplished (among other things...)- One Freshman leaving for college. One Freshman starting High School. One… Continue reading One Heck of a Busy August = Blank Blog Dates, ARGH!