Transportation Highlights

I remember the day my husband and I bought our first minivan. I loved that vehicle. For the first time, the kids each had their own seat. Less bickering, less need for over the front seat smacking, or even threats to do so. I’m still sad that we ended up with a cracked head in the engine and a bad flat tire. We went to Toyota Matrix hatchbacks after that, and now the kids are grown and out of the house. So we got an even bigger van! Go figure. Continue reading “Transportation Highlights”

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October Word of the Month

Look at that pumpkin! Must be fall for some of us. My north hemisphere bias shows when I talk about the seasons, but the fact is, everywhere around me is busting out in orange things and spooky dolls that talk when you move past them and the occasional pumpkin spice ALL THE THINGS. What better time to look at the term Jack o’Lantern. Continue reading “October Word of the Month”

June Word of the Month

Justice has many definitions. Instead of copying them all here, I am giving you a link to follow if you need to know all the aspects. I am looking at the legal process of justice myself, having spent several hours in a courtroom hallway supporting others included in the trial as I was. Witnesses for the prosecution and for the defense could not hear each other’s testimonies, so we sat and chatted about other things. Continue reading “June Word of the Month”

The Speed of Death

Actually, my subject today is the speed at which we hear about the death of someone. I am fascinated by Jane Austen’s life and in the great movie “Becoming Jane” we are there when Jane’s sister Cassandra learns that her fiance has died. Because he was in South America and the trip took three months or more, he’d been dead a while before she learned about it. How awful to think that all that time, you didn’t know something so important. Or maybe because of the world at the time, it seemed normal. Continue reading “The Speed of Death”