When it comes to male dogs, mark my words

When I asked Little Richard’s foster mother if she saw any possible problems that could arise having two male dogs in the house, she chuckled and said,” Oh, no! They’ve both been neutered. They don’t know WHAT they are.” Made sense to me. Kind of. Well, I’m here to tell you that two neutered male dogs may not be especially interested in sex, but they … Continue reading When it comes to male dogs, mark my words

Downton Abbey inspires sound advice on sex

I shouldn’t be one to call the kettle black, being a chunky gal myself. But I feel compelled to offer further proof that Matthew on “Downton Abbey” is, indeed, putting on a little sympathetic baby weight . . . and Mary isn’t even pregnant yet. For the uninitiated, “Downton Abbey” is simply the single most important series currently on television, with the possible exception of … Continue reading Downton Abbey inspires sound advice on sex

What is your email saying about you?

Email is always full of surprises, isn’t it? And I’m not even talking about the Viagra messages that go into the trash before I even see them. Sometimes I wonder, who do they think is sitting here reading their emails? I know they are not picturing a pudgy, 60-year-old woman whose idea of a good time is sitting in the recliner watching “Top Chef: Seattle” … Continue reading What is your email saying about you?

Love letter to my libraries

Did anyone read the essay by Richard Russo in the “Parade” newspaper supplement yesterday? It was titled, “Places of Wonder” and talked about a small town book store the novelist loved to visit when he was a child. It was an excerpt from a book called, My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read and Shop. It resonated with me, not because I … Continue reading Love letter to my libraries

Excellent behavior should be a hobby, not a habit

I am one of those people who likes to post inspirational quotes here and there in my office. Here’s a good one by a writer I admire: It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.– J.K. Rowling I’ve got a few more in that “go-out-there-and-just-do-it” vein, as well as several on Happiness and also a little plaque someone … Continue reading Excellent behavior should be a hobby, not a habit