“A gift from the heart” – 2013 edition.

It's no secret to scientists and psychologists that scent can trigger memories as vivid and real as the day they were created. Although my maternal grandfather died more than 12 years ago, pulling his suspenders out of the bag I keep them in engulfs me in a scent of Old Spice and Players cigarettes so … Continue reading “A gift from the heart” – 2013 edition.

Two precious gifts – one of hope… the other of healing.

As I wrote last weekend, in the annual re-post of " A gift from the heart " - the story of how an anonymous Christmas gift provided me with something far more precious than soap - the most valuable gifts are always ones given from the heart. Little did I know, when I posted that story, that … Continue reading Two precious gifts – one of hope… the other of healing.

Hard facts and cold truth should decide fate of ineffective gun registry, not emotional rhetoric

I know many of you have been waiting for a really great post, on any of the hot political issues right now. However, I have been watching and hearing the seemingly endless emotionally driven rhetoric that champions of the gun registry are using to push for its continuation. Quite frankly, I can no longer stomach … Continue reading Hard facts and cold truth should decide fate of ineffective gun registry, not emotional rhetoric