Guarding the Fork

February 1, 2023 0

No, you did not read that incorrectly.  I said “fork”, not “fort”.  I’m often surprised to see how many of my life’s experiences have wound up on these pages over the last 18 years.  Since […]


The Whatever Generation

December 1, 2022 0

You hear it all the time. You tell your daughter she looks nice and she says “whatever”. You tellyour teenage son to be home by 9:00 because it’s a school night and he says “whatever”. […]


We May Start Without You

November 7, 2022 0

I feel cheated.   Nobody ever taught us this fact in school, but from what I read, the First Thanksgiving was not a single dinner, but a three day harvest festival.  THREE DAYS!  I thought nothing […]


Popcorn Testimony

October 4, 2022 0

It’s odd that a childhood memory is filed in my brain as both one of the best and one of the worst memories of my life. Go back with me to about age nine to […]


Uncoordinated Faith

September 5, 2022 0

It all started with the Hokey Pokey in Kindergarten.  I put my right foot in, I put my right foot out, I put my right foot in, but when it was time to shake it […]



August 1, 2022 0

There are few insects I despise more than crickets.   I hate anything that will just suddenly jump in your direction for no apparent reason.  I think that whole phobia of all things of the order […]


What In Tarnation?

June 25, 2022 0

To borrow a catchphrase from Sophia Petrillo (Golden Girls)…”picture it”…small town Illinois, 1961…curly-haired girl in a little plaid dress, white anklets and Mary Jane shoes. This was back when a kid could walk to and […]

Janice Crow


February 28, 2018 0

It all started out so well. I still don’t know how I mustered the courage to raise my hand, and the outcome has made me think twice about volunteering for anything else….. ever. It was […]

Janice Crow

What My Brother Taught Me

January 13, 2018 0

What My Brother Taught Me When I was a kid, I would never have thought of my brother, Bill, as a teacher.  He was not a stellar student and was not particularly fond of school.  […]

Janice Crow

Sounds Worth Saving

September 6, 2017 0

There are a lot of memories that come rushing in when I think about the National Quartet Convention…some great, some not so great, but all indelibly etched in my mind. Some of those memories go […]

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