Carolyn’s Rant

February 2019 Glimpses of Christmases past: The gang was (almost) all here in 2004, They have all grown up and left the nest now, but most of them will be here again this year, maybe with a few new members. We’ll be missing Miss Kate, the young one in the …

Getting Permission

Carolyn’s Rant – 1 April 2019 Most people say it is SO MUCH EASIER TO ASK FORGIVENESS THAN TO ASK PERMISSION — but that is not aways true!  For instance, if you need copyright permission. Unfortunately, quoting or excerpting someone else’s work falls into one of the grayest areas of …

Impeached!

Carolyn’s Rant, December 2019 Trump is impeached! Today December 18, 2019, the House voted to impeach President Trump. So what happens now? Short answer: The House votes on impeachment; the Senate tries an impeached president to determine the penalty. This marks only the fourth time in our nation’s history a …

The Piriformis —

Carolyn’s Rant – November 2018 The Piriformis is a real pain in the butt! An old injury made it necessary to replace my left hip with a prosthetic implant recently. I have been on a learning curve to train the new body part to work correctly. You have certain rules …

About the Bible Museum

Carolyn’s Rant, August 2018 There are at least seventy-five active museums in Washington DC. Some are more well-known than others, like the Smithsonian.  We have visited several of them in the past, and this year we toured the newest one. A member of the Green family, Danielle Smith, recently led …

Painting the old House

Carolyn’s Rant, Summer 2016 Today I painted the front wall of the old house where I was born, and where my brothers and I grew up. The house has been vacant now some 30 years or more and my son thinks it should be torn down and dozed over. He …

GO VOTE!

Carolyn’s Rant for June 2018 Guest Blog by Mona Jean Reed Election time is almost here. We have a wonderful privilege in these United States. We can VOTE! There are people in our governance places who are at least supposed to pay attention to what we think and what we …

You can go Home again

Carolyn’s Rant, May 2018 Last week I had the occasion to visit my hometown in far northwestern Oklahoma, not just my birthplace but the birthplace of my parents and the area where both of their parents also lived, worked, died and are buried. Both sets of grandparents and also great …

Branding!

Spring was always branding time. Growing up in western Oklahoma, I knew when dad saw these first blades of green grass peeking through the ground he would one day soon announce, “Get to bed early tonight kids. Tomorrow is branding day.” What does that have to do with writing? Hang …