A Bother and a Burden

I believe that there are three things that every living creature deserves: contentment, health and comfort. Yes, it sounds like entitlement until you take it apart a little further and acknowledge that what each individual needs in order to have these things is very different. And, in my opinion, entitlement is a matter of degreesContinue reading “A Bother and a Burden”

Daylight Saving Time

The state of Arizona ignores Daylight Saving Time (so does Hawaii and the various U.S. territories). So, with the exception of the Navajo Nation, Arizona stays on standard time year round. We lived in Arizona for about 28 years and really appreciated not having to leap forward and fall back every year. We got reallyContinue reading “Daylight Saving Time”


Our house has stairs. It’s a two-story house. The former occupants referred to the ground level as the basement. But there is no basement. No part of our house is below ground level. There are about seven steps up to the front door. Inside the front door is an entryway/landing area that is midway betweenContinue reading “Stairs”

A Latent Approach to TMB

Do you ever wake up and hear words in your head? I do. Right upon waking. Not every morning. But often. They sound in my head as if I am actually hearing them with my ears. Usually it’s total nonsense. But now and then I’ll hear a sentence that almost makes sense, like this morning: Continue reading “A Latent Approach to TMB”