SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 5:13PM

NFL and Child Abuse; Cris Carter is a Hero

 Much to my husband’s delight, I watched ESPN’s NFL Countdown with him Sunday morning.  I am in my first Fantasy Football League this year, and thought I might glean some much needed help from the show.  I found myself watching thoroughly engrossed at the end of the program/… Read full post »

APRIL 5, 2012 10:16AM

Impending Doom

The sense of impending doom is inevitable.  The waiting, oh, the waiting is so terrible.  It draws ever so near, closer, just a bit closer with the sweep of the second hand.  Time will pass…on and on and on…

The date etched upon your brain, now tattooed in indelible ink,Read full post »

If I were Queen for a Day, I have one Law I would lay down upon the land.  One edict I would command; one decree I would stipulate.  Just one ruling to make my life easier.  All things considered, it’s a tiny inclination when all that power is at my fingertips/Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 9:58AM

A September Day

Today is the kind of day that makes me grateful we moved back to Michigan ten years ago.  An early September day, the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the temperature is in the mid-70s.  It is picture perfect and there is nowhere else in the world more beautiful/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 2:20PM

Cupcake Fix

Every Labor Day weekend my husband and I camp out with a large group of friends.  It’s a great weekend of old acquaintances that see each other only this one time a year and culminates with a potluck on the final evening where we try to outdo each other in eating/… Read full post »

JUNE 24, 2011 11:53AM

A Different Kind of Ghost (Story)

Roy, the old man we bought the house from swore his wife did not die in the house.  She died some five years before he sold it to us and the neighbors confirmed they believed she died at the hospital.  I’m not superstitious, but the idea of buying a house where/Read full post »

FEBRUARY 11, 2011 11:00AM

Getting it Just Right

My easy-going, steady tempered sixteen year-old told me last night that I am a terrible mother. 

According to my mother, I used to scream pronouncements such as this all the time at her (although I have no recollection of such behavior on my part – I’m pretty sure it wasRead full post »

JANUARY 21, 2011 2:18PM

The Making of A Cupcake Addict

My name is Tanky and I am a cupcake addict. 

I don’t mean I just love to eat cupcakes, although the delicious little cakes now top my list of favorite foods.  I mean I love to create and decorate and dream cupcakes. 

This addiction has been coming on gradually.  My husbandRead full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2010 11:06AM

Moles...What a Trip Down Memory Lane

While spring and fall are my two favorite Michigan seasons, there is a blight that mars their beauty.  While I will sit on my front porch enjoying hundreds of colorful tulip blooms gently bobbing in the warm spring breeze or flaming orange, red and yellow maple leaves twirling in the crisp/… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 13, 2010 12:50PM

Things That Go Bump in the Night...

It’s been my experience that the worst jobs always fall to the mom.  My husband, of course, will argue this point, telling me he’s spent plenty of time in the ditches of parenthood.  But at 3:00 a.m. our Bouvier des Flandres is moving restlessly because he needs to go outside to/… Read full post »

APRIL 23, 2010 10:11AM

My Life in a Nutshell

My life has so much stress in it I don’t know where it begins or ends.  It all seems to build up, one incident or calamity after another, always one more decision to make, one more check to write.  And through it all, in some ways life is the same day/… Read full post »