6 1/2 Minutes of hope

Tuning in to your local news can be depressing but this essay offers you hope. If the world really was going to hell in a hand basket, could they allow six and a half minutes for the weather report?

It’s been four years and I’m finally able to write about losing my sister

It has been 4 years since I lost my sister Linda and I haven’t written about her until now. It is an appropriate season to break my writing silence about her since she loved the holidays.

Maine men abandon wives, save marriages

An interesting thing happens in Maine every November. Men abandon their wives by the thousands. They think they are going deer hunting but they are actually contributing to the longevity of their marriages.

Discovering your passion after 60

Does being over 60 inevitably involve a fizzling action? I’m living proof that indeed it does not.

So what exactly is a first world injury?

A high standard of living lends itself to some unique risks and injuries. I explore some of my mishaps in this humorous essay.

The creepy clown incident – guest post by John R. Cobb

Have you heard about the creepy clown sightings across the country? Here is a scary guest post from John R. Cobb with a story you won’t soon forget!

7 More real things to fear this Halloween

Move over ghosts and goblins. In this follow up Halloween post I outline seven more things from everyday life that scare me.

9 Unique cures for life’s most constipating moments

With the glut of cures for constipation on the market, don’t you think there should be specialized pills to cure this gut-wrenching affliction?

A lighthearted view of serving on jury duty

Shallow reflections goes undercover with this story about jury duty. She knows what she is talking about since this is how she spent her summer vacation. Almost.

Ready to toss your floss? First, count the cost

My belief in 9 out of 10 dentists has been shaken. But that doesn’t mean I’m ready to give up floss.