A CONVEYOR OF OUR BEST WISHES FOR MRS. ANGLO SWISS

A CONVEYOR OF LOVE AND AFFECTION FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD Pat Gerber -- Mrs. Anglo Swiss, mother of Tabby the blogging cat and wife of Marcel Gerber -- took a bad fall this past weekend and has been in the hospital with a broken thigh. Marcel says she is doing okay. At … Continue reading A CONVEYOR OF OUR BEST WISHES FOR MRS. ANGLO SWISS

FORGIVENESS AND OUTLIVING THE BITCHES

One Sunday in church, Pastor's sermon was about forgiveness. He asked everyone in the church to stand up. Then he asked those who had any enemies to sit down. Everyone sat down but one very old woman. "You have no enemies at all?" asked Pastor. "Not a single one," she answered, nodding her agreement. "Please, come up … Continue reading FORGIVENESS AND OUTLIVING THE BITCHES

PARENTAL ANIMAL PHOBIAS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

My father was afraid of horses, so of course I had to learn how to ride. I was terrified of snakes, so my son has had a lifelong fascination with reptiles. Not surprising. My father witnessed someone being kicked by a horse and killed. Needless to say, he became phobic about riding horses. When I … Continue reading PARENTAL ANIMAL PHOBIAS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

CHRISTMAS CACTUS BUDDING AND BLOOMING

FLOWERS OF MY DAY Usually, my Christmas cactus blooms like mad around Thanksgiving, but this year, they looked limp and miserable. I realized I had done the one single thing that you can't do to a cactus: I over-watered it. Not by a lot, mind you. A little bit. I let the earth stay moist … Continue reading CHRISTMAS CACTUS BUDDING AND BLOOMING

NOT ONLY CLIMATE CHANGE

Sometimes, being human depresses me. There's so much that needs fixing. Not just climate change. Not just animal extinction. No single thing. It's many things and mainly ... It's us. People.  We've poisoned the oceans and many of our rivers. Here in New England, the very first massively polluted river was our own Blackstone. From Worcester … Continue reading NOT ONLY CLIMATE CHANGE