Archive for March 2015

The injured coyote no one would help

The injured coyote no one would help
The weather was finally warm enough that I went for a walk outside after dinner. I was enjoying the sunshine immensely when I received a text message. Since I have no love affair with my cellphone, I nearly ignored it. However, I was expecting a text from a friend, so I looked. It was from... Read more »

Ahhh... Spring!

Ahhh... Spring!
Ahhh… Spring! Standing still. Breathing deeply. Caressing olfactories; coolness refreshing. Smells of moldy leaves edging. Bulbs poking, screaming “My Turn!” Birds! Hawks circling, Bluejays squawking. Mourning Doves crying. Cardinals singing. Squirrels dancing, hungrily searching. Breathing deeply. Standing, wallowing in sunshine. Feeling brightness, renewing warmth. Winter fleeing, Spring encroaching. Humans stop hibernating. Kids playing. Street hockey... Read more »

Confessions of an outrageous coffee snob

Confessions of an outrageous coffee snob
From the title of my blog, “There’s a Bug in My Coffee,” one could surmise that I am a coffee drinker. One would be correct. However, I am an incurable coffee snob when it comes to what goes into my treasured mug. The best (and worst) thing that ever happened to me was the invention... Read more »
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Genealogy Research: Using detective skills to find my great-uncle

In a previous genealogy post, I mentioned that my maternal grandmother alluded to having a brother she never knew. She never mentioned his name, and I only recall her talking about it once. I asked my siblings about it, and they had never heard this story. (Why I remember this story is nearly as big... Read more »

A2H:Ashes to Hope - How teenager Katie Costenaro is changing the world

A2H:Ashes to Hope - How teenager Katie Costenaro is changing the world
                    Are you making the world a better place? The teenager pictured above is. Her name is Katie Costenaro, and she is changing the world one family tragedy at a time. Katie’s Story Katie is a 17 year-old, high school junior in Braidwood, IL. She is... Read more »