Resilience and Sacrifice

It’s Memorial Day in the United States. This is a federal holiday when we honor military personnel who have died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. I am reminded of the elderly neighbor downstairs, Clyde, who passed away two years ago on this day. He was a Navy man who donned his original uniform every year and either marched in the Memorial Day parade or paid homage by watching the parade with his wife. Clyde was proud to haveRead more

A Snowy Perspective

A Facebook friend commented on Saturday: “Dear Mother Nature, hey girl, let’s talk. It’s this whole snowing in April thing. Is there something else going on or troubling you? Is it Father Time again and his ever insistent marching on? Listen sweetie, I get he can be stubborn, but please don’t take it out on me or the state of Wisconsin. I love you through every season and change, you know that. So, can we go back to clear andRead more

Four-Legged Perspective

For those who are looking for an extra bit of challenge, show us two photos, each one showing a different angle or interpretation of the same subject Know what this is? It’s shades of gray, veering toward the dark tones of  an unadorned holiday tree, not far from the edge of the sofa. It was the view of a cat named Gibbs for two months…a view that is not colorfully human. Cat eyes do not see the same as human eyes.Read more

Perspective

Think about something that drives you crazy. Now, think about something that makes you happy. Does it change your perspective on the former? Crazy:  Slow drivers Happy: Fast drivers Crazy: Slow checkout lane Happy: Fast checkout lane Crazy: Slow coffee pot Happy: Fast coffee pot You get the point, right? Slow makes me crazy. I appreciate fast. Let’s get it done. I want it now. I have places to go, people to see, things to do. Let’s hurry it up.Read more