Birds and flying have been a big point of interest in my family for many years. It started with my father’s father. My grandfather came from Greece as an teenage immigrant and started out delivering food on his bike. He worked hard to make money and saved up and bought a horse and cart to … More Why I Love Birds
As I sat on my screened in porch one morning I heard the varied songs of my feathered friends. When I heard one near me, I attempted to imitate his message in an effort to be friendly. He replied and then I mimicked his sounds again. Back and forth we went. Suddenly I begin to … More My Warbled Mind
Several years ago I had the unique experience of rescuing a hawk. I often saw them flying close to my home and even 15 minutes away at work. I admired their beauty and strength as they flew. This hawk was not flying. He was in the driveway beneath my garage door windows on his back … More I Rescued a Hawk Once
I’ve had the weirdest “luck” or lack thereof lately at one grocery store very close to where I live. Everyone who works there has always been kind, polite, friendly and helpful to me. I actually enjoy walking through the aisles. “So what happened?” you may wonder. I like to use my own cloth bags to … More Two Weird Grocery Trips
There are three kinds of reflections in the world: 1) the reflection of ourselves as we look in a mirror, similar to reflections seen in a clear calm lake or pond; 2) the reflection of ourselves as we notice how others respond to us, or are affected by us; 3) the reflection we do with … More How Do You Reflect?
This post was written by my friend Morag Noffke, who lives in Cape Town, South Africa. We have been using Facechat and have found many similarities in our attitudes about life and other topics. She shared her thoughts on Africa’s Human Rights Day and after reading it I wanted to share it here with those … More 22nd March Human Rights Day — Morag Noffke
This lengthy isolating stay in my home during this last Covid year has been made more tolerable and even enjoyable by the joys, challenges, interesting behavioirs and fun, that is my black cat, Norie. She has what I consider some pretty intelligent methods of communication. She is a pro at making me laugh; giving me … More Life With Norie
My husband and my sons have each experienced a weird number of strange occurrences where paper and their names are concerned. I am not sure exactly who it started with. My first son, M, says it started with my husband’s father not having a middle name and so “none” was entered where his middle name … More The Paper Curse Strikes Again and Again
Parables and fables have been used for centuries to teach wisdom to children, and adults as well. This is one I learned as a child about honesty and integrity. In a peaceful village nestled between mountains many of the people of the town raised sheep for food and for their wool to use or sell.They … More The Boy Who Cried Wolf
I love to go to our Asheboro Zoo, in Asheboro, North Carolina. Until two years ago I went at least once a year with my friends to see what was new or what we may had missed on the last trip. But I alway enjoy the familiar, favorite animals. The zoo covers 2,600 acres (500 … More I Love the Asheboro Zoo!