Photo Friday: Images of Grandma

For no reason in particular, I’ve been thinking of my late maternal grandmother, Bernice Temme Seier. The top picture is of her (woman on the right), her father, and three of her siblings taking a lunch break on the farm. This is her later in life. She’s third from the right, with family. Mom told…

I Quit My Job and I Feel Great

I did it. I mean, I was true to my word. I quit my job of six years and now I’m freelancing. That was over a month ago, and today I still feel great. At my last job I had great pay, a generous leave package, and the best damn health insurance I’m ever going…

Hoarding and Collecting: What’s the Difference?

I’m putting my foot down. From here on out, I will no longer collect anything. I used to be a collector, not of valuable paintings or artwork, just . . . things. When I was in college, I started collecting coffee mugs. As a University of Nebraska student, I just had to have a mug…

Celebrate World Whiskey Day the Self-quarantine Way

Happy World Whisky Day, everyone! Do you crave a good bourbon, Scotch, Irish, rye, or something else? For me, it has to be double-oaked bourbon. Do you prefer your whisky straight or in a cocktail? Either way for me. Do you enjoy sharing a good whiskey with friends, but recent Twitter images of unmasked patrons…