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Category: Family

Facebook kindness saves the day!

February 23, 2015 |

The boorish lack of thank you notes, and RSVP’s these days no longer surprises me, but 16 invitations to a six year-old birthday with not a ONE responded to, and NO ONE shows up to the party?

Most everyone knows … Read More

Wrapping packages from G-d

February 19, 2015 |

Do we slow down because we grow old, or do we grow old because we slow down?

Carolyn Demers started her own business at 98 years old; christening gowns for babies. She was inspired by the pregnancy of a great-granddaughter, … Read More

Bill Cosby (Part 1): Cosby has been sentenced to Lingchi.

February 13, 2015 |

It’s one thing to violently take a man’s life. It’s an entirely different and more heinous thing to destroy a man’s life by destroying his reputation.

Author and satirist, Samuel Clemens (also known as Mark Twain) famously said, “A lie … Read More

Making social skills “shine”

February 13, 2015 |

I love it when people think “outside the box”, which leads to about the only thing my writing partner and I disagree on; modern art! This story is about thinking outside the box, and it has lead to surprising rewards. … Read More

A keeping-it-REAL dad

February 10, 2015 |

Fathers and daughters can have a special bond. This is good thing, if it’s a good father, because that daughter will look for the qualities she sees in her father, for a mate.

Brielle is the “baby” in a family … Read More

The Multiplicity of Kindness

February 9, 2015 |

Nine year old Myles Eckert and his family were on their way into a Cracker Barrel, when Myles found a twenty dollar bill in the parking lot.

For a moment or two, he entertained the thought of buying a video … Read More

“Dropping-off” the kids….

February 6, 2015 |

This story is from South Korea, but no matter; it applies to all of us. Life is precious. It is since we have disregarded it as a society, “flipping G-d the bird” with this Commandment in particular, that our country … Read More

Importing WHAT?

February 1, 2015 |

I dunno about you, but I think there are some things we have MORE than enough of in this country.

Maybe like communicable diseases for starters, but how about this:

Among some of the crimes with which released illegal … Read More

This party su*ks! (in a good way)

January 23, 2015 |

I don’t like indulgent parties for kids, but I do like clever ones. It “don’t” get more clever than this one for a vacuum-cleaner-obsessed autistic kid!

Many autistic children have subjects of which they are particularly interested in, to the … Read More

Can of NUTZ!

January 16, 2015 |

Y’all I just can’t make this stuff up. I wouldn’t say I hate fiction, it’s just that if I’m going to be reading, I want to be learning something, not reading “made up cr*p”. Sorry, that’s just how my brain … Read More

Righteous protest? More like petulance.

January 15, 2015 | 2

I saw an article from the Boston Globe today about “Protesters” who had shut down traffic in Boston during the morning rush hour. Apparently these “Protesters” had chained their arms together inside of 55-gallon barrels filled with concrete that weighed … Read More

“Joe” Mama

January 13, 2015 |

Our parents change our diapers, wipe our snot, and someone I know had to dig “neck-nuggets” of curdled milk out of baby-fat, neck rolls…ewww.

Our parents give and do so much for us, then, there may come a time where … Read More

That’s what SHE said…by Tara Carr

January 6, 2015 |

I’m going to preface this with “that’s what she said” because I’M gonna play the RACE card, only in REVERSE! I read an awesome piece today by a beautiful, young black woman, and libs will probably give HER a pass..ME, … Read More


January 5, 2015 |

I waited tables when I was in undergraduate school, and also for a time when I was a teacher. As a server*, one is privy to a unique peek into the relationships of couples.

Of course there are different levels … Read More

As we go “into the NEW” don’t forget the OLD…

January 2, 2015 |

As we continue to “compartmentalize” our society by putting babies in “daycares” and the elderly in “nursing homes”, what have we lost?

Liberalism wants government “meat hooks” all up in our business from “cradle to grave”, hence programs like “Head … Read More

“Trippin'” for Family

December 27, 2014 |

My folks live in the D.C. area. To say that some people have long commutes in this area is an understatement. My daddy had a secretary that drove in every day from WEST VIRGINIA! Oy.

Thurmond Alford makes the trip … Read More

Kind “Aunt Minnie”: Phillips

December 17, 2014 |

The Bible talks about older women teaching the younger women. It just doesn’t happen much anymore. We are a good two generations deep into feminists who make a mockery of the G-d given roles for men and “womyn”. They’re “smarter”. … Read More

They want LIFE to imitate “ART”.

December 15, 2014 | 2

Remember back when people in Hollywood thought of themselves as “artist”?  Do you remember back when they thought it was important to use their artistic talents and abilities to bring their renditions of real life to the screen, stage, canvas, … Read More

Every Job Matters

December 13, 2014 |

Not all jobs carry the same glory in the eyes of men. It is only how we perform our job that matters.

A little boy wrote a kind note to his trash-truck driver; apparently the little boy waves to him … Read More

Unexpected Flowers

December 12, 2014 | 2

Being that my folks live in the D.C. area, I am familiar with the grocery store Trader Joe’s; I love it! I am a little bit T.O.’d they don’t carry the broken Ghiradelli bulk chocolate anymore….but I digress.

Well, anyway, … Read More

Nothin’ but Safety Net

December 10, 2014 |

I love to read. The way my brain works, I cannot read fiction though; I have to be learning something!

After reading several memoirs that involved foster children, I am keenly aware that when kids “age out” of the system, … Read More

One More Card

December 9, 2014 |

Being that my daddy was in the military and my parents moved around a lot, they have a long list of folks they send Christmas cards. Me; not so much, but here’s ONE I am going to send.

This will … Read More

U.P.S. uplifting

December 7, 2014 |

Here’s a confession, from when I was a dumb, little kid; I used to think that U.P.S. trucks were “paddy wagons” (which is an IRISH slur..I’m just sayin’). They’re big, menacing, and U.P.S. could totally stand for United Prison System. … Read More