Month: December 2018

Happy New Year

December 31, 2018

“May there always be work for your hands to do. May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your window pane. May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.” Happy New Year!  

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2018

“May your sweetest hopes come true, and make your Christmas bright for you.” Merry Christmas!  

Passionate Students Provide Christmas Toys

December 18, 2018

The time around Thanksgiving is maddening for college students. They are on the homeward stretch to finishing the semester, know which classes they stand borderline on a grade they do not want and are writing at all hours of the night to finish yet another paper to turn in the next day. Some have jobs […]

That Big Red Kettle

December 10, 2018

One college Christmas break many years ago, I rang a bell for the Salvation Army kettle in North Dallas. It still seems like yesterday. Unfortunately, the weather those weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas were “typical Texas” – 80 degrees one day, 20 degrees the next.  One of those bell ringing days was a bitter snowy […]

Social Media Enabled Scams

December 5, 2018

This particular scam targets seniors.   Grandparents are getting phone calls about one of their grandchildren. The grandchild is in some kind of legal trouble and needs money to bail them out. The caller has a lot of details about their grandkids. It sounds convincing. One senior even talked to his “grandson” who sounded like […]

“Alexa, Stop Music.”

December 3, 2018

“Alexa, stop music.”   For some reason after I gave this command, it stopped me as I was walking down the hall. Music has played a big part in my life and my family. And the variety of music is quite extensive. I cannot imagine my life without music. The activity often dictates the music […]