Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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It’s My Ball

Remember when you were a kid in school, and you wanted to play one game and someone else wanted to play another? Then you heard the final word: “It’s my ball.” Well, right now, it’s Barack Obama’s ball, but the … Continue reading

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Epizoolics

Epizoolicks! I arrived home from my nice cruise through the Panama Canal and breathed a sign of relief. I had not gotten sick as I have done many times in the past. It was the week before Christmas, and I … Continue reading

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Un-friended

I know that we live in the 21st century during a time when “to friend” has become a verb. I signed up for Facebook several years ago, tolerated it for a time, but was confused by the games and the … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

At this holiday time, I want to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I am so grateful that you have allowed me to share my thoughts with you for over a year … Continue reading

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My Christmas Grinch

It was early December, 2011, and I headed out to buy Christmas gifts for my three grandchildren–ages 6, 6 and 4. Shopping is not my favorite thing to do, but Christmas shopping for the grandkids was a joy. It was … Continue reading

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The Bookworm

As a retired school teacher, I┬ácan enjoy reading what I want to read instead of what I have to teach. A couple of years ago, I read Susan Vreeland’s Luncheon of the Boating Party, a book based on the Renoir … Continue reading

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