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Getting old means meeting lots of new people

I’ve been getting to know a bunch of new people this year – lab technicians, x-ray technicians, nurses, doctors, receptionists… It has definitely been my year to be poked and…

I’m not absent-minded – it’s gremlins

  It has been that kind of week. You know what I mean. The kind where you lose something and then find it right in front of you… I just…

Tongue-tied

I’m living every reporter’s nightmare. Can’t talk – at least until this paper is published. No answering the phone, or chatting on the phone, no interviews. I can’t even call…

Resolution kept

Well January is drawing to a close already and I have to tell you, Jack is keeping one of his New Year’s resolutions! Over the holidays he announced his intention…

It’s all my fault

Years ago every time I wrote a column about the weather, my staff at the newspaper would insist that I caused it to change – radically, and they would always…

Midwinter? It feels more like October

When I let the dogs out this morning, the sun still hadn’t put in an appearance. It should have been bitter cold, and it was a bit frosty out there,…

Friday the 13th – we’ll have three this year

Jack told me this morning that a week from today will be Friday the 13th, and that we will have three Friday the 13ths in 2012. That makes a lot…

Another year coming to an end

2011 is coming to a close. Christmas is over again. I hope you all had a great one! We sure did and all I have to do to prove it…

The Colors of Christmas

  I just spent another unsuccessful hour out driving around and trying to take a good picture of Christmas lights for the newspaper. There are some beautifully decorated places all…

I’m an incurable optimist

Once again we didn’t win the Lotto last weekend, but I am going Christmas shopping this weekend anyway! I keep hoping that someday we will win. I’m not sure what…