Category: Serious Stuff

Money Can’t Buy Me…

There was a spectacular incident of a local politician crashing and burning here last year. The elected executive of a large county in Maryland was indicted on bribery charges after a long investigation into his relationships with county contractors. The…

Be Gentle

It’s December and much of America is cold. The days are short and nights are long. The holiday decorations are at their peak and the cheer is relentless, as is the sales pitch but money is so tight for so…

On Weight

Yeah, I totally suck at this “break from blogging” thing, huh? So there’s an article in Marie Claire that’s making the rounds and stirring up all kinds of emotions. The central question in it is, is a tv show about…

Elegy

I didn’t marry young. As a result I saw some of the world and kept company with an assortment of people in my younger days. There were a lot of laughs then and some tears. As anyone who loved before…

He Had A Dream

47 years ago today, a great man said great things. Here they are and thank you Dr. King. *** “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom…

I Thee Wed

So. I have thoughts. Big ones.  Loud ones. Messy ones.  This week a lot of those thoughts are about marriage. First, came my little shock about Al and Tipper Gore divorcing.  That was like, whoa. If those two crazy kids…

Mama Kat’s Workshop: Pap PSA

Thursday already?  That means it’s time for Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop! 2.) What was your medicine? Write about a time you remember being ill. (inspired by writingfix.com) I’ve never really been seriously ill, knock wood.  But last year, I escaped…

Teach Your Children Well

Click here to enter the Modern Bird Studios custom art giveaway! *** I can’t stop thinking about the post at No Points For Style on bullying.  It’s one of the most affecting things I’ve read in a long, long time. …

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