Blog Archives for tag humor

Oh my gourd! Dissecting a Halloween tradition

In the dusky light, I removed the longest, sharpest knife from the butcher block, its blade emitting an ominous tone… Continue reading »

True romance is a gas

Ten years ago, when my family was stationed in Virginia, a boring weeknight in the suburbs inspired me to write… Continue reading »

Losing football team with a winning spirit

In the fall, a whiff of fallen leaves evokes echoes of marching bands and whistles blown. We feel the cold… Continue reading »

The Secret Life of Moms

“Did you have a good summer?” clusters of moms in the high school lobby ask each other, then simultaneously give… Continue reading »

A Tale for Those Left Behind

Their eyes were locked on me, reading my every thought, prying at my secrets, peering uninvited into my soul. The… Continue reading »

Is there life after terminal leave? Keep on dreaming…

Ever since my retired Navy husband, Francis, went on terminal leave, I’ve been having some pretty weird dreams. Nowadays, some… Continue reading »

Shop, Drop, and Enroll

“Three decorative pillows or just two?” my daughter Anna asked in front of a colorful display of bedding at a… Continue reading »

Yard Sale Booty Blues

“I’ll give you thirty bucks for all of it,” the man said in a heavy Rhode Island accent, gesturing to… Continue reading »

Traveling on Auto-Potty

With gas prices at an 11-year low, people are packing up and heading out for a busy summer travel season…. Continue reading »

Dresser’s Last Stand

“Mom, can someone finally do something about my dresser?” my daughter Lilly demanded this week.  “Oh, is it broken again?”… Continue reading »

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