I Had Never Been Ghosted Before

Ben cut my hair for many years when I lived in Atlanta. He was always crazy affordable: $20. And he gave me the best haircut I’ve had since my previous favorite stylist, Sarah. (Sarah cut my hair for many, many years back in the 1990’s before we moved to California. She was also in Atlanta.) When I lived in Atlanta… Continue reading

RIP: Hotsey

Madrone (Left) and Hotsey (Right) – April 21, 2021 We received an email on Monday telling us that now was the time to lock Hotsey (pictured on the right with our horse, Madrone, on the left) in the small pasture to keep him from over-eating and getting laminitis. That afternoon the farrier arrived to trim his hooves. He also said… Continue reading

Johnny Johnson, R.I.P.

I knew Johnny Johnson from my work in the Cobb County School District. Johnny was the board member for my school (1997 – 2008). I knew him as kind, thoughtful, generous, and always jovial. He cared deeply about the school community and about children. Every time I invited him to the school, he was there smiling and personable. Johnny Johnson… Continue reading

Dead: Rush Limbaugh

January 12, 1951 – February 17, 2021 (70) Typically, when someone of particular interest to me dies, I publish a very short R.I.P. post to commemorate their life. Rarely do I bid them good riddance, and never have I said, “Let’s dance!” But I think this post by Robyn Pennacchia sums up how I feel about Limbaugh’s death so well,… Continue reading

Sir Sean Connery, RIP

How quickly time goes by. I had no idea Sean Connery was 90 years old! I always liked his acting and the roles he would choose to play. I found this anecdote about him, from Wikipedia, interesting: Connery’s first job was as a milkman in Edinburgh with St. Cuthbert’s Co-operative Society.[22] In 2009, Connery recalled a conversation in a taxi:When… Continue reading

R.I.P. Aretha Franklin

Through the years I’ve attended numerous pop concerts. I found that a surprising percentage of the performers, typically greats from yesteryear, were physically on the stage “giving a concert,” but their heart wasn’t into it at all. In fact, on a couple of occasion I felt as though the audience was getting ripped off. Not so with Aretha Franklin. When… Continue reading

R.I.P: Conrad the Kat (Our Beast)

It is with profound sadness that I tell you our dear Kat, Conrad, who we affectionately called “Beast” is no longer with us. He lived a long and happy life: 17 years and 4 months. We absolutely adored him. Well, everyone who met him adored him. Conrad was the friendliest cat I’ve ever known. He knew no strangers. He would… Continue reading