Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Disability employment is a cause near to my heart because I have been disabled for nearly thirty years, since shortly after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed into law. I was blessed that I didn’t have to face all the challenges that people with disabilities had to deal … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

I haven’t been updating my blog during this crazy time. In the midst of the pandemic, I sold my house and moved into a senior independent living community. I love it here, but we have been in quarantine several times—including today. Staff will deliver our turkey and the trimmings to our apartments for us to … Read more

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

January 9 is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. I have always appreciated law enforcement. Just like our military, they risk their own lives to protect their fellow citizens. Often instead of appreciation, they receive scorn and insults from many. However, my respect for law enforcement officers grew after my husband became a deputy constable. Although most of … Read more


O MOST merciful Father, who hast blessed the labours of the husbandman in the returns of the fruits of the earth; We give thee humble and hearty thanks for this thy bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy loving-kindness to us, that our land may still yield her increase, to thy glory and our comfort; through … Read more

Alzheimer’s Awareness and Family Caregivers Month

I have combined two “month” observances in one post, because there has been a close connection between the two in my own life. November is both National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. In the late 1980s, my father started to exhibit occasional memory loss. He drove to town to pick up … Read more

Never Forget 9/11

Eighteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, I was headed out the door for a job interview. My husband, Jack, was driving a school bus. He called me and told me that a plane had crashed into one of the Twin Towers in New York City. I thought it was sad, but I didn’t realize … Read more