A Very Foolish Easter Prank!

When I found out Easter and April Fools' Day would collide this year, I had to prank everyone to make them look foolish. To even the score, I planned to dress up as a foolish Easter bunny. Oh, those best-laid plans that pave my way to hell. I arrived in the mountains to celebrate Easter weekend but forgot... Continue Reading →

Dogs Have Bad Hair Days Too!

I've had bad haircuts. One was so bad, I looked like I had ears like a dog! This photo was taken on an especially wild hair day. I'll admit our Bichon, Roxy, had become a shaggy dog. I had the perfect plan. After returning from a vacation at Lake Tahoe, I'd pick her up from... Continue Reading →

A Gym Where Nobody Knows My Name

Chances are, you've been a member of a gym or fitness club sometime in your life. You probably made some friends and they helped motivate you to work out. What do you do when you burn out even though everyone knows your name? My gym experience started in an auspicious way. I snuck into Vic Tanny... Continue Reading →

When Destiny Packs Your Bags

Doesn’t it always seem when you get your proverbial ducklings to trot single file, Destiny senses your achievement and watches like a lurking bully? Just as you hit your stride it jumps from the bushes and scatters them. Yup. Big D loves to mess with us. We can’t predict what life has in store for... Continue Reading →

How to Be a Gaper – A Photo Essay

Gaper Day is a tradition at ski resorts. Even if they don't have a party, the last day of the season brings out the gaper in most skiers and snowboarders. We drove to Vail for their closing day. They had their spring splash the weekend before, but it didn't dampen the party atmosphere. What's a... Continue Reading →

When Death Sits on My Face

I went to a therapist for the first time with the intention of getting over my brother's sudden death after trying to save him. When my father died, it hit me harder the second six months. I needed some coping skills. I wanted to expedite the process of grieving. Get over it faster. "I know you... Continue Reading →

A Cosmic Joke after Trauma

When life becomes a cosmic joke, I'm ready for the punchline. It's more than traumatic when someone healthy dies moments after you speak with them. My mind has been flooded with what ifs and the disbelief that anyone could sit down and pass away from a clot. I'm still in shock after almost three weeks. So... Continue Reading →

This is a Courtesy Reminder

We interrupt your regular programming for a courtesy reminder. It's that time again. Time to take a flying LEAP! We will leap ahead. No, not that kind. Daylight Savings Time starts tomorrow! We'll leap AHEAD and lose one hour. Dang. It causes tons of accidents, and suicides peak on Monday. But we gain an extra hour of... Continue Reading →

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