Backstory Here we go again. We find ourselves right on the front edge of the holiday season. Time to be festive, jolly, and filled with the spirit of giving. Although celebrations and traditions … [Read more...] about Christmas Spirit
Backstory For decades, ornaments have been accumulated for the family Christmas tree. Today, they are out of sync with modern holiday culture. See what happens to the boxes of ornaments displayed … [Read more...] about Ornaments and Memories
Backstory It all started when I said to a young person, “Aw shucks.” It was meant to be a joke. But she had no idea what that meant. I realized she had probably never heard the comment. Oh dear! … [Read more...] about Obsolete Words
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Backstory It was one of the most touching compliments I ever heard. He turned to her and said, “You add color to my life.” What a delightful place to have in this world; being the person who adds … [Read More...] about You Add Color!
Backstory I read somewhere that part of the privilege of being human is getting a moment when we can say goodbye. How would you react if a friend shared with you that her death was imminent? What … [Read More...] about My Friend Is Dying
Backstory It’s natural to dislike change, especially when it takes you out of your comfort zone. Changes we face today seem evolutionary and progressive; often frightening. Accommodating change may … [Read More...] about Open the Next Door