Tag Archives: Shallow Reflections

Meeting Susan, the street beggar, part 2

During my vacation, I wandered the streets like a vagabond, and by the fourth day, I summoned the courage to talk with one of the real street people. This is part 2 of my conversation with Susan.

Meeting Susan, the street beggar, part 1

During my vacation, I wandered the streets of Portland like a vagabond, and by the fourth day, I summoned the courage to talk with one of the real street people. This is part 1 of my conversation with Susan.

Wandering the streets of Portland, or what I did on my vacation

I don’t like to travel, but I spent part of my vacation in Portland impersonating a street person. It was hard. And I had some unique experiences.

Discovering my ancestry despite being a cowardly cheapskate

I was too cheap to pay for a DNA analysis, but I was intrigued enough to imagine what my sample would reveal. Here are my unscientific results.

A sampler of the potatoes of Mum’s life and love

This Mother’s Day has me remembering how hard my mother worked to feed us. She showed us love every day with her potato cooking skills.

A deeper appreciation for the full Easter package

Over the years I’ve come to a deeper appreciation for why we need to celebrate the bitter with the better when it comes to Easter time. That’s not easy for a shallow person. It only took me 63 years to get it.

Trump leprechaun ban results in disastrous consequences

President Trump has picked a lousy time to ban leprechauns with St. Patrick’s Day on the calendar this week. And as with all sweeping decisions this ban has had some unexpected and disastrous consequences. Read full post to see how you can help save tradition.

Do you have what it takes to show empathy to a sick husband?

When I was sick for several weeks, my husband showed me extreme empathy. Was I able to return the favor? I reveal all in this humor essay.

10 Sure-fire ways to cope with cabin fever

It is inevitable that people who live in snowy climates develop cabin fever. This post provides some great coping strategies.

7 Ways surviving a Maine winter is like the winter Olympics

I had an epiphany. Living through a Maine winter is similar to participating in athletic events like the winter Olympics. What are the Maine winter games? I’ve touched on seven on them in this humor essay.