Dad’s Grocery Games

This photo came up in my Facebook feed last week. I had to share the love, both on Facebook and here. “The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, was an American chain of grocery stores that ceased supermarket operations in November 2015, after 156 years in business. From 1915 through 1975, A&P was the largest grocery retailer in the United States (and until 1965, the largest U.S. retailer of any kind). A&P was considered an American icon that, accordingRead more

#WATWB: The Cycles of Love

Those who know me know that I love my bicycle. They know I ride as much as possible in the summer, as it is a passion on two wheels. While attempting to find a positive story for this month’s “We Are the World Blogfest,” I found two local, cycling-related projects that I hope will bring as big a smile to your face as they did mine. Riverview Gardens – Earn a Bike Riverview Gardens is a non-profit organization in Appleton,Read more

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” That is the correct one-liner from the Wizard of Oz, the epic 1939 movie classic starring Judy Garland. When the general population quotes this memorable line, they don’t always get it right (myself included). But more on that later. Last week, I was reminiscing about the days early into my current job. It was 1992. I had left a position in the Business Office at one of our state’s correctional facilities. AlthoughRead more

Resistance is Futile, Time for a Change

Weekly Writing Challenge: Write a post that will leave readers waiting for more. And, so, the picture tells you that I’m either switching jobs or I need a full time job. Correct? Well, that would be wrong as it’s neither. I am simply in need of additional income, a little something to put in the bank and save for a rainy day…or the next new set of tires. I have struggled with and resisted the idea for three years. IRead more

Layers from an Office

Layers of a friendship Layers of employment The layers of aloe grow upright, lean toward the sun, curve toward its own The layers of paper and files are horizontal, stacking knowledge unknown The aloe reminds of the gift – layers of years, a friend and me The paper and files signify deadlines and projects, layers of responsibility Layers of two humans reflected in a plant beautifully Layers of a job reflected in paper from a tree The many layers ofRead more