Are Parents Responsible For Children’s Behavior?

There has been ongoing debate whether it is the parents’ “fault” or not when a child misbehaves or commits a crime. You raise your child and he or she makes decisions that may reflect on you – is that fair? Is it accurate? I don’t know. I told you I’m not an expert on anything.Continue reading “Are Parents Responsible For Children’s Behavior?”

I Love My Family. . . DIFFERENTLY?

It’s beginning to look a lot like. . .dysfunctional families fighting and perfectly loving families fighting and strangers fighting. . .I mean Xmas. LOL There are decorations everywhere, all the commercials remind us that we should be flying, driving or taking a train to see our family all over the place. Nevermind if your familyContinue reading “I Love My Family. . . DIFFERENTLY?”

Decorating The Xmas Tree

Oh the weather outside is. . .weird. Cold one minute, hot the next – who does not believe in climate change? LOL It’s December and the one steadfast rule in our house is nothing Christmas comes out until Dec. 1. The kids are no longer in year round school so that means the first weekendContinue reading “Decorating The Xmas Tree”

The Wright Brothers

Does anyone else cry when they visit a museum or a site where something amazing happened in history? My husband and I do. The first time we went to a museum that we both admired and got misty eyed we knew we were a great match. Flight is so amazing to us and so special.Continue reading “The Wright Brothers”

Walks On The Beach

If you are single and look on any dating site a lot of people list long walks on the beach as something they enjoy doing. Do they really though? Or are they hoping it will attract partners for romance? LOL I happen to actually enjoy walks on the beach for real – but not reallyContinue reading “Walks On The Beach”

Coming To Terms With Grief

Our family decided to spend Thanksgiving at the beach this year. It was mostly my idea. I needed a symbolic one last goodbye sort of thing for my father. I’m not saying I’m forgetting him – NEVER – but I have come to terms with my grief and I feel healthy and in control ofContinue reading “Coming To Terms With Grief”

I Don’t Like Thanksgiving

If you have been reading this blog often you probably wonder if there is any holiday I like. In truth, there are very few. One of the ones I don’t care for anymore is Thanksgiving. When I first came to the US I loved the idea that families came together to share a meal. ThatContinue reading “I Don’t Like Thanksgiving”

Arthur

When I moved to the US and learned English, I read everything I could get my hands on. One day at the public library I found the section with the Arthurian legend. I was HOOKED. Here was a group of people who were bonded by loyalty and a common belief. I pored over these legendsContinue reading “Arthur”

Grieving A Bad Parent

Grief is always hard no matter who dies. Grieving someone you love is difficult but what if it’s someone that was not very lovable? If your parent dies and he/she was awful, the grief is very different. When my mother died in 2014 I was at first shocked because it happened suddenly. She had aContinue reading “Grieving A Bad Parent”