The Time Keeper PMM


Out and about, Walking with Jesus

Or, “The Time Keeper: Post-Market Modifications and Other Digressions.” ***** I really love my Time Keeper. There are two things I do to make it even more user-friendly for me. I suppose I could suggest these to its creator, but they seem like the kind of thing not everyone would like. 1. I snip the […]

February 20, 2015

Gifts


Celebrations, Out and about

Confession: I was up so late last night, three hundred and forty-two miles from home, that my brain is buzzing and my husband said to me “Are our phones goofing up? You sent me a text that apparently came in at x:xx. Were you really texting at that hour?” And I said “Yes.” In the strictest sense […]

September 8, 2014

Cheap shrimp


Brain things

Confession: I watched a startling video today and I’m not sure what to think about it. After a six-month study by The Guardian, the video was released to reveal the fact that cheap prawns (shrimp to Americans) come at a high price: human trafficking and slavery. Burmese immigrants pay brokers to bring them into Thailand […]

June 11, 2014

Big Lots on Black Friday


Out and about, People

Confession: I am not much of a Black Friday shopper. My purchases of the day totaled one large plastic sled, two gas candle lighters, one sympathy card, and one bottle of dish soap. My friend bought a couch. She is a sweet old lady, this friend, and I am starting to forget that the first time […]

November 29, 2013

A tale of two gentlemen


People

Confession: I have extremely archaic ideas about male behavior. I know they are archaic, but I hold to them stubbornly nonetheless. ***** I stood in line at a busy supermarket, a cartful of groceries in front of me, my sister-in-law in line behind me. We stood there, chatting and waiting, comparing bargains. Waiting longer. Chatting […]

July 29, 2013

Crash landing


Out and about

Confession: I don’t have an answer to the question. Sometimes I think I don’t even know the question. To any of you who felt jerked around in this story—“Where is this girl at, anyway? First this and then that–” Remember there’s a reason. I’m feeling jerked around too. I like to imagine, in my fonder […]

April 14, 2013