I had an interesting conversation with someone the other day. She was lamenting the younger generation's dependence on GPS and/or their phones to get them places. "Remember road maps?" she asked. Of course I remember road maps. I have a file folder full of them. I used to keep a couple in the glove compartment … Continue reading Maps

Peaceful Places

This week's #UpbeatAuthors topic is "a place that gives you peace."  I really had to think long and hard about what peace means to me. There are many kinds of peace. Different places offer different types of peace. One such place is my bed, which offers me peace from the crazy scary world in which … Continue reading Peaceful Places

Helping Others

My Day Job has come up with an interesting way to encourage employee giving: wearing jeans to work. Every home game for one of the local university's men's basketball team, donate $2 to a specific charity, employees can wear jeans and university logo clothing to work. Donate at a certain level to the Thanksgiving Turkey … Continue reading Helping Others


I am not a commuter. I've been very lucky in my day jobs. I had to commute ten months for my current Day Job, but I knew we were moving into a new building less than two miles from my house when I accepted the position. I've recently had some issues with commuters. One night, … Continue reading Commuting