monday morning musings

Dogs Are, Well, Great

Let’s all take a moment to stop what we are doing and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr as we commemorate his birthday today. If only his dream of equality and justice for all could come true for people of color everywhere. In years past, I’ve written about Dr. King and his legacy here on …

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All I Want For Christmas…

Since Christmas is fast approaching, faster than my preparations are going, I’m going to let Slim Randles entertain you, while I dash off to bake some cookies. Mine won’t be quite as pretty as these, but I’ll do my best. This post from Slim is a repeat of one from a few years ago, but …

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Book Recommendation and More

Since winter is closing in, I thought a picture of a pretty flower would brighten what is otherwise a cloudy day here in my corner of the world. Somebody posted this on Twitter the other day, and it so perfectly says something about me. It took me a long time to realize that the trigeminal …

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Remembering Grandma

Looking ahead to Thanksgiving this coming Thursday, I’ve been in a reflective mood and was delighted when a friend sent me this poem about November. Isn’t that lovely? It conjures all kinds of sweet memories, especially ones of Thanksgivings that were spent in West Virginia at my father’s childhood home. Those were boisterous, glorious celebrations …

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Winter Wonderland

Even though Winter doesn’t officially start until December 21, it’s already making itself known in many parts of the country. A friend in Montana has been posting pictures and weather updates on Twitter every morning, and it is bitter cold there. Temps in the single digits. And snow. Lots of snow falling almost every day …

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