Safe Winter Driving

In actuality, the safest thing to do when the snow is falling and the temperatures are below freezing is to just stay home. That was advice that I gave myself and planned on heeding in the future no matter what my husband, Bernd, might have to say. Because we had everything set up for ourContinue reading “Safe Winter Driving”

I Remember Feeling Adult

It was coming up on Christmas. I was in my first year at college and I needed to do some Christmas shopping. I drove myself to the Whittwood Mall in Whittier, California. I figured they had enough different kinds of stores that I could find everything on my list. In the middle of all theContinue reading “I Remember Feeling Adult”

Fourth of July in Our Front Yard

Every year, Dad would put on a real show. He would visit all the fireworks stands (yes you could actually buy them openly in California at that time and did not have to go to Mexico for them). He would select only the best rockets and fountains and whirligigs. There were fire crackers (how heContinue reading “Fourth of July in Our Front Yard”

Fear In Advertising

I recently read a post by a very perspicacious WordPress blogger. It was about the power of curiosity to motivate. It got me to thinking. Really good writing and really good posts do that to me. My husband and I haven’t watched broadcast television in a very long time. We don’t stream either. We getContinue reading “Fear In Advertising”

Things I Just don’t Understand, Part Four

Car Bras Seriously. I have no idea why those things some people put on the front ends of their cars are called bras. They don’t hold anything up. They don’t give a better shape to the front end of the car. They don’t make the front of the car look larger than it is inContinue reading “Things I Just don’t Understand, Part Four”