Don’t Ask for a Request

One of the local radio stations, Jack FM 94.3, plays a lot of the music I enjoy. They also make funny statements in between songs and ads. One of my favorites: “At Jack FM, we play what WE want and it doesn’t require math.” Cool! You can listen live HERE if you’re interested in the music of Def Lepard, Adele, The Police, The Commodores, and more. Or I’ll make it easy for you and share a video of one ofRead more

We Ask that Life be Kind

“Guide us with your graceTo a place where we’ll be safe.” From “The Prayer,” written by David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa and Tony Renis. You may know the original by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, but I’ve been obsessing over the latest recording of “The Prayer” by Pentatonix. It’s on their latest Christmas CD, Evergreen. In this holiday season, whether you find yourself religious or not, celebrate Christmas or not, my wish (and prayer) for you is oneRead more

Bppprrrdumdum….

A day without laughter is a day wasted. ~Charlie Chaplin~ I have you covered today. You’re welcome. This post has been brought to you by laughter and Linda Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday. If you are wondering what One-Liner Wednesday is all about, CLICK HERE. Linda G. Hill is the Queen of One-Liners and rules over her kingdom of followers. Check out today’s post and commit yourself to join the Queen’s one-liner army because there’s no fighting or blood, only comradery and fun with words.Read more

#WATWB: Blessing Bags

Having volunteered in the past at homeless shelters in the Appleton area, this news story hit close to my heart. From WBAY Channel 2 in Green Bay: Help for the homeless in Appleton came as members of the United Steelworkers in town for a conference dropped off blessing bags at a local shelter, with many bags expected to go to kids. That drop-off site was at the Pillars shelter, near the city’s downtown. Five hundred blessing bags filled with personalRead more

Synchronized Fleet Fishing

Question: What do you call a group of pelicans? Answer: A pod; pouch; scoop; squadron. And, if they are fishing as a group, the pelicans are called a “fleet.” I recently witnessed a fleet of pelicans fishing while biking around Little Lake Butte des Morts. Similar to choreographed synchronized swimming, this fleet kept to a tight circle, alternatingly bobbing their heads down under water to catch fish (while their backsides mooned) and coming up to swallow their yummy and sustainingRead more

Work, Home and Out There

Welcome to my new temporary normal! For the time being. Parts of it may look like your new temporary normal. With the current state of pandemic affairs, here’s what the past week has been like for this blogger. WORK Oh my word, it has been crazy busy. I have been going to work, but only because ours is a small office (less than 10 people) and I’d rather spreadsheet with two large monitors than squint at a laptop while listeningRead more

One-Liner Wednesday: This Day Found

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche~ (Make sure you watch to the feathery end.) This post has been brought to you by Facebook friend Joan, dude with a guitar and bird that can dance. It has also been brought to you by Linda G. Hill’s “One-Liner Wednesday.” All you need to play along every Wednesday is an awesome one-liner and follow a few rules. Birds of any kind are notRead more

Seasons: The Music of Impending Spring

Weekly Photo Challenge: Share an image evocative of the weather… Spring is singing a new song today, called “I’m coming soon!” Through early afternoon, the skies were blue and the stiff wind was warm. Since then, the clouds have taken over, rain is falling and winds are predicted to gust up to 45 m.p.h. Temperatures today and Saturday will be in the 40’s, which is warm for this neck of the woods in February. I was considered overdressed today with theRead more

A Few Me-Me’s for You, for Me!

The local radio station has been playing the classic John Denver/Muppets version of The 12 Days of Christmas in steady rotation. I’ve had Miss Piggy’s “Ba-da Bump Bump” rolling around in my head for two days. I’m trying to decide through the giggles if it’s a bit much. So tonight, in order to effectively kill the “Ba-da Bump Bump’s” from being on repeat, I went in search of additional Muppet videos. Christmas or otherwise. I found the three Muppets thatRead more

Two Words

Several years ago, the organization I work for embraced Evidence-Based Practices, with the goal of lifelong success for our clients. As part and parcel, all employees received initial training in Motivational Interviewing and continued training has been ongoing since M.I.’s inception into the workplace. As one who handles administrative tasks and is not directly involved in our client base, I receive occasional M.I. training, enough to make me think about how I converse with and respond to others. Before I continueRead more

Another Year Washed Ashore

This started out as a Wordless Wednesday post. I was going to title it Wordless Waving Wednesday or Wordless Wednesday Waving Goodbye. Something like that. It would have included this video… Did you like that? Repeat several times if you’re stressed. If you were drinking a lot of water before you watched the video, my apologies. Anyhow, as you can see, the post is titled differently from my original intent and I’m typing words. This is my birthday week. On Saturday, I say goodbyeRead more