• Family gathering
    Humor,  Life Experiences

    The Hilarity of Language –  When A Brit/Irish English Speaker Learns American English

    I was about to go to bed since for once I was actually feeling sleepy. I turned the computer off at 8 pm, which I am doing more often and find I sleep better. For the past few days I have had subjects about which I want to write and then, I don’t. First of all, I thought it was because, Kim the Genius, who posts these blogs for me, was attending a conference and that is why the ideas left me. You know how it is…once the passion has been assuaged, the memory follows suit. So I was about to hit the sack when I suddenly thought of something…

  • Dog wearing glasses
    Humor

    I’m Funny (That’s my Opinion)

    I’d like to introduce you to my grasshopper brain. It is evident in this blog post. Be still. Sometimes when I am really angry, I see things in a different perspective and it ends up that I feel I am very funny. I am sure some people don’t see it that way and tend to defend (Oh, I’m a poet and I don’t know it!) whatever it is that is pissing me off and becomes hilarious………….after a while. This time I have been very angry for about a week. I am sure it has something to do with my physical health, which of course comes from stress. Oh yes. I…

  • Birdie, 1938
    Humor,  Life Experiences,  Women’s enrichment

    Aunt Birdie

    On February 26, I flew out from Philadelphia International on my Aunt Birdie’s eighty-seventh birthday. Because I rarely sleep on planes I had time to think about her and the nature of my visit. Obviously I wanted to see her but it was more than that. She was an icon of warmth, unconditional love and laughter when I was a child. She was the light of an otherwise gloomy existence. I wanted her to know how much I appreciated her taking an interest in a little girl, and sowing the seed of self respect as no one else had. This in itself is a gift which I have passed onto…

  • The word Whoa on a stop sign
    Humor,  Life Experiences

    TCA – A New Self Help Group

    I bless the day that the remarkable Bill Wilson, together with Dr. Bob, counseled a third drunk and Alcoholics Anonymous was born.  It is hard to believe there was a time when there was no AA. Now there are many offshoots of this incredible worldwide program, all of which are very necessary. So, in due deference to Mr. Wilson, I decided to create yet another self-help group. It is called…………. TCA.  Technologically Challenged Anonymous. Did I mention, (Oh yes Yvonne, numerous times) that I am computer phobic? Whenever I try to contact the support system for my chosen carrier, I sing whilst waiting to be heard, “HELP, I NEED SOMEONE,…