Category: Views

Opinions and Essays

I am old, but that’s okay

Bouquet

Every once in a while I catch my reflection in a store window and am puzzled by the stranger looking back at me. Yes, I do look at my reflection every day when I’m putting on makeup, but that’s different, that’s a feature by…

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News or Hype?

I know it has never really been this way, but in an ideal journalism world, news is reported not made by the media. In truth – especially during political seasons (which seem to be perpetual nowadays) – the media decides what we should think…

Ever the Optimist

I heard a new definition of pessimist recently. A pessimist is an optimist with experience. I am, as the song from South Pacific goes – a cockeyed optimist. I haven’t quite made it to pessimist, but I do have my days. There are many…

Yes and No. Yes or No.

I’ve been a community and church volunteer for most of my adult life. It’s taken me this long to learn the best advice for being trusted and trustworthy. “No,” and “Yes,” are complete sentences. No, is a complete sentence. Too often we use the…

Irritated Worrywart? NEVER!

Do not, under any circumstances, leave your purse or wallet in the car, or anything else of value. Never, ever. A friend and I were out of town on Sunday. She parked in a parking lot and when I got out of the car,…

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