Big and small reasons to look forward to 2021

Last week I put away the 2020 calendar and got out the new 2021 schedule that hangs...

May 2021 be the year we slowly return to normal

2020. It has been a year that none of us will forget — one...

2020’s word is ‘pandemic,’ but next year’s is ‘entropy’

The fine folks at Merriam-Webster — the dictionary people — have identified 2020’s Word of the Year,...

Searching for the right word for 2020

“You’re the word guy,” I seem to be hearing more often as the years go by, “write...

Counting my reasons to smile this holiday season

There’s no doubt in my mind that 2020 has been a dumpster fire. That’s the best way...

Your Coke has been paid for

As I was returning to work Saturday afternoon, I suddenly had a craving for a Coke from...

We miss our grandchildren, but we’re mostly staying put

There is something about place that draws most people. Rarely, that sense of place even draws me....

What the dickens would Dickens have done?

This being 2020, no one wants to see any more traditions fall by the wayside than absolutely...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (unfortunately)

Imagine my surprise the other morning when I awakened to half a foot of snow on the...

How the Web connects us to international awareness efforts

The posts are jarring and explicit in nature. Many deal with young girls. They are meant to...