Laughter, Always an Option

  “Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.” ― Veronica Roth, Divergent If the ability to laugh at oneself is reflective of good mental health, I’m in decent shape. It’s been a hectic year. I retired from my full-time job…

CRACKING UP

  There is something in me always longing to be released, unfettered, free. It expresses as laughter or escapes under cover of laughter or as a condition for laughter. I don’t know the what or how of it, I only know it cracks me Up! Shoving poise aside,…

New Directions: Laugh On

  Laughter has always been a major part of my life – Praise God!  I had a mother whose laugh was contagious, and I have many fond memories of times growing up in our home when laughter would overcome us, and we laughed until our stomachs hurt and…

Gigi Takes The Grand Palace

We met Bernie and Garnet’s daughter as Garnet.  She has nicknamed herself, Gigi and has taken the Grand Palace in Thailand by storm!  Not really.  Her dad takes pictures and caught Gigi exploring the beauty of the Palace. The Grand Palace is the most famous landmark in Bangkok. …

Laughter: Touching the Essence of Truth

  John, a married man for over 30 years, just won the Lottery. Happily, he asked his wife, “What will you do with half the winnings.” She abruptly said, “I’d leave you and get out of here!” He said: “Good, here’s twenty-five dollars …good-bye!” What makes us laugh?…

Artwear by Ayanna Ali

  What is that playing “peek-a-boo” in the luggage cabinet of that plane?  It’s a luggage cover by artist, Ayanna Ali, the 10th grade entrepreneur who is taking artwear by storm. In her own words: “I’m a 15 year-old artist based in Seattle, WA. I’m a native of…

Laughter

  “If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ― Robert Frost Imagine a group of women, ranging in age from mid-thirties to almost eighty years old who travel together two or three times a year to attend regional and international sorority conferences. The travel time ranges…

Featuring Pepper, aka, Chicken

   Let me introduce myself.  I’m Pepper, aka Chicken.  My dads, RJ and Pepe, are crazy about me and so are my fans.  Whenever I show up, people can’t help but chuckle.  So…have a laugh on me.  Oh…Would you care for some of Pepe’s oatmeal banana bread?  …

Mama’s Medicine

  There are people who have been gifted by God in ways they might not truly understand, if they even pause to think of such things. Some have the gift of a great singing voice (RIP Aretha), others may have an artist’s eye, or a nurturing soul, or…