Category: just for fun

The Year I Got What I Wanted for My Birthday

Who knew not being nice meant I got what I wanted for my birthday and stopped frustrating my family at the same time? Go figure. I don’t know if it’s a “Nice-Person” trait or just me, but for birthdays (and… Read More

In the Game of “No, You First . . . .”

Have you ever played that ping-pong game of “No, you first”                               “No, you take it”                … Read More

The Year of Not Saying “I’m Sorry”

  If anyone remembers the old movie “Love Story” (let’s say it’s not on Netflix’ radar), the first thing that comes to mind is that eye-rolling line, Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry. That statement only… Read More

What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

“Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person.” Anne Tyler, Back When We Were Grownups Growing up, our family moved every three to four years so books became my… Read More

Why This is Not the Year to Call Me “Nice”

  I ace all courses on conflict avoidance and other-people’s-anger management. I disappear at a whiff of relational difficulty. So, anytime I’ve stepped into the fight, I remember. Like the time, years ago, when I plucked up the… Read More