Christmas 1964

Christmas is a special time for many children in the world. Those who celebrate the holiday suddenly remember around Thanksgiving, that they need to be “good” in order for Santa to come on Christmas Eve. The world is filled with suddenly helpful, obedient, and non-fussing-with-sibling, children (laughing)! It’s a wonder that parents don’t arrange for… Read more »

Travelin’

Ya know when you thought, “Oh I want a job that travels! I would love to be a traveling business professional! I want to explore!” Pause. Now that I have traveled for work, and more specifically, spent 12 nights in October not in my own bed… I really don’t know what I was thinking…. Just… Read more »

Fifty Years – 1968

The CNN special 1968 is worth watching. Why? History matters. It always has. 1968, fifty years ago, resonates today through the resulting cultural and social changes of that year. That year changed our country and influenced many of us who lived through it. In 1968, I turned 16. Social changes rocked the country. Integration was now the… Read more »

Earth Day…every day

4/2/2018 First celebrated 48 years ago, Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22. “On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting… Read more »

600 Miles

“Nine o’clock the next day and I’m ready to go. I’ve got 600 miles to ride to do one more show.” Those lyrics from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s What’s Your Name paint a picture of a raucous band going from city to city performing by night and traveling by day, sometimes on 600-mile journeys to the next evening’s show.… Read more »

The Month of Love

2/15/2018 As a child, I loved Valentine’s Day. I loved making however many cards for my entire (whichever grade) class. I loved my pink or red Valentine’s Day shirt from Old Navy and heart-shaped earrings and put them on proudly to wear to school on February 14. The whole day was fun- getting all the… Read more »