My Uncle Buster died this morning. I don’t know how old he was but he was an adult when my mother was born and she would have turned 70 this year. Louie Carlyle Hinson, AKA “Uncle Buster,” was from Sumter, South Carolina – the oldest of eight children. There were four boys and four girls. […]


My heart is breaking right now. My little Yoshi, the dumbest dog in America, is basically laying on my head vibrating with fear over the lightning flashing outside. When I write my daily missives, I sit in the same place on the couch (the kids call it “mom’s spot”) with my computer balanced on the […]


I’ve been sorting through tons of photos lately. Partially because I’m sick of having random boxes filled with pictures sitting around the apartment but mostly because I’m trying to put something together for my sister honoring our mom who passed away in 2011. I’ll be traveling with the kids to Pennsylvania to see my sister […]

The coast is clear

Whew. Ben’s scans were clear. I can breathe again. Well, until the end of next month when scans will be repeated. I spent the last week peeking around corners, trying to be as quiet as possible, so we could sneak by cancer. It’s still around… it’s always around, but for now it’s sleeping. It’s like a […]

I’ve been spelling “deodorant” wrong for years

I don’t know how this could have happened. I’ve been under the impression that deodorant was spelled deoderant. I know how odor is spelled. I wouldn’t spell it oder. But damn if I haven’t been spelling it wrong for, well, forever. I pride myself on my ability to spell. I’m not always grammatically correct but […]