Names for Friend

It is said that the Eskimos have 40-50 names for different kinds of snow. So why do we have one name for friend? If someone asks if you know a particular person, our answer is something like, “Oh, ya, he’s a friend of mine.” But aren’t they actually – Acquaintance.  Someone you’ve met along the…

Why I Write

In junior high my English teacher moved me to the dummy class because I refused to diagram sentences. She said it was the only way anyone could become a good writer. I attempted to fulfill her prophecy and didn’t write a thing of substance for years. When I was in high school, I took a…

How Long is Forever?

The girlfriend of a guy in our office is an artist and creates a variety of canvas prints. I saw one on her Canvas ‘N Crafts page that I had to get – “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.” This is a song I sing to my granddaughter all the time, so I ordered…

Reminders and the #TourdeRob

My brother cut down a cedar tree and sent pictures because the smell reminded him of our grandparents. Years ago they had cedar trees that needed to be taken down. Dad had the trees cut into boards and those were made into clocks, boxes, and other items. Cedar reminds me of my grandparent’s farm. Flower…