The Sun is still coming up…

Hello, old friend. Sorry it's been so long since I've seen you. Things have been a little hectic. Well, actually, things have just been a little hard. Sometimes it's hard to be sad and happy at the same time, and our hearts and our heads are pretty closely connected....

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They called her “Mother.”

They called her “Mother.”

Our sister, Kathy, is bright, funny and never, ever boring.  So, it wasn't really surprising, several decades ago, when she announced to the family that she-who was not yet 40-and her husband-who could see 40 in the rear view mirror-had signed up for a 2-year stint in...

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The magic of the X Chromosome

The magic of the X Chromosome

Women. As individuals they have had a major impact in each of our lives. As a collective, they mold the world we live in. I could list the names of great women like Madame Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell or Joan of Arc. The bravery of Anne Frank and the sacrifices of...

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4 Things You May Not Know about Martin Luther King Jr

4 Things You May Not Know about Martin Luther King Jr

1. King's birth name was Michael, not Martin. The civil rights leader was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. In 1934, however, his father, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation...

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Happy Birthday, Sheryl

My late brother, JD, left behind a woman who was devoted to him-as he was to her.  Sheryl is more to us than "our brother's wife."  Through the years we just dropped the "in-law" and just claim her as our sissy.   The best to you, Sheryl,as you mark the...

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Leap Second? 11:59:60 12/31/16

Leap Second? 11:59:60 12/31/16

LEAP YEAR is when February 29th is added to the calendar usually every 4 years because the earth doesn't revolve around the sun in precisely 365 days. How many of us have ever heard of the LEAP SECOND?  Well, little did I know that on December 31 ~ New Year's Eve 2016...

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Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

Bonnie is a very talented florist and decorator. So, when she gets a chance (like Christmas), it is just natural for her to spread that talent through her home. It's always fun (and yes, intimidating) to see exactly what she has done for the holidays. What do you do...

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