Butterbean

A couple of weeks ago, I visited my grandparents’ house.  Mom’s side.  I say house because my grandparents weren’t there.  This year will mark the 20th anniversary of my grandfather’s death, and my grandmother lives in a nursing home. Dementia stole her mind several years ago. The house has been vacant for many years andRead more

The Value of Pi(e)

Well, here we are.  The Christmas season.  For some, a season of joy.  The decorating, the shopping, the memories of Christmases past are a real charge.  For others, not so much.  The decorating, the shopping, the memories of Christmases past can be a real downer for them. Bells will be ringing the sad, sad newsRead more

What the Best Movie of All Time Has Taught Me

Twenty years ago, on September 23, 1994, The Shawshank Redemption was released into theaters. If you are somehow unfamiliar with the film, here’s the description from Wikipedia: “Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who spends 19 years in ShawshankRead more