The Elixir of the Gods!

I have to rave. I’m trying to watch my sugar intake, but I’m so over diet colas and carbonated drinks in general. This weekend I discovered that the Arizona Beverage Company has diet products as well as their usual line of teas and such, that I love.  Next to them on the shelf was Diet Air, a product manufactured by… Continue reading

Chi: Energy of Happiness

by: solala towler I found this attractive little coffee table book several months ago and picked it up on a whim. I read it this weekend and found it to be utterly delightful, along with Diet Coke with Lime! The author, a self-described musician, poet, and teacher, is the editor of The Empty Vessel, A Journal of Contemporary Toaism. I… Continue reading

Going As Fast As It Came

I’m just sick over it, literally. Last Sunday my cousin, Susan, unexpectedly called and wanted to come over from Birmingham to visit.  I was delighted.  I haven’t seen her in a of couple years.  She was going to be in town on business and thought we could visit. I’m not so sure this was a good idea really.  We always… Continue reading

To Twist a Phrase…

What if the hokie pokie is what it’s all about?! The LARGE PRINT giveth and the small print taketh away. Will you turn out to be the hero of your own life? When the terrified men on safari asked their guide what they should do about the hungry pack of wild animals encircling their tents, the guide responded, Stop acting… Continue reading

President Ronald Reagan Died Today

I am deeply saddened to see that President Ronald Reagan died today at age 93, living longer than any other US president.My liberal friends are always horrified to know of my personal admiration for President Reagan.  And my conservative friends find it hard to believe that liberal me met Reagan personally and even worked for the Reagan campaign back many… Continue reading

DeJa Vu

Those who know me, know that I don’t cook.  In my entire life I can count on one hand the number of meals I have prepared. I walk into the grocery store and stand there numbed by the overwhelming question, Whatever is all of this stuff for?!  All of the strangely named and packaged items are but the stuff of… Continue reading

How Very Odd (or Even)…

I have recently noticed something about myself that I find mildly amusing if not just plain weird. I have always set my digital thermostat in my home on odd numbers: 75 or 77 in the summer, 67 or 69 in the winter. And if the house gets too hot or too cold, I always adjust the thermostat up or down… Continue reading

Just Standing There…

I was driving to work later than I normally do when I first saw him. He was just standing there holding a plastic bag in his right hand, a middle aged fellow with hair almost down to his shoulders. There were about 4 or 5 people standing in front of him, looking up at him actually. I’m surprised I noticed… Continue reading