the brass tacks

random facts

I found this on facebook where I had posted it about 3 years ago.  (I edited it slightly to make it up-to-date.) 25 Random Things About Me 1. I love being outdoors 2. I love watching football 3. I’ve been accused of having a split personality 4. I have a permit to carry a handgun […]

that’s interesting

What Intrigues Me:  mental illness and the paranormal I know, that probably sounds pretty strange.  Sometimes it feels strange to be so intrigued by these things.  I suppose one reason I’m so drawn to these subjects is because they both represent something that is not what it might at first appear to be.  They are […]

simple pleasures

These are a few of my favorite things……. a nap in the sunshine a laughing baby cuddling with my husband looking straight up at the sky while it rains or snows a breeze of fresh air floating through the house

if I could rewind

There is one thing I always wanted to do, yet never had the courage.  I wanted to move far away from home.  Sometimes I wanted it worse than at other times.  Sometimes I wanted it to be farther away than at other times.  But I always wanted it, since I was about twenty years old.  […]

what I want to be when I grow up

I have a great uncle who has taken random college classes his whole life, well into his 70’s and 80’s.  My sister-in-law’s mother, who is 60, was recently considering taking Spanish classes at the local community college simply because she felt it had been too long since she learned something new.  I admire people like […]

quotation I live by

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.  There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right.  To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”     – Ralph Waldo Emerson A few years […]