STORIES and SNIPPETS FROM MY BLOG

Stories and snippets from my Army experiences, meeting new people, my travels throughout Europe, my senior moments, my kitchen mishaps, and my absurd observations others might miss.

Another Unplanned Senior Moment

  Since I was born during a certain decade, I’ve been unceremoniously tossed out like dangerously overly moldy cheese into society’s aging segment known as ‘baby boomers.’  I hate that term.  I really do.  It makes me feel like the universe is punishing me for getting old, or that I’m sliding down the slippery slope […]

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The Power of Tube Socks

My mischievous socks started irritating me. While I was out shopping, they had taken on a life of their own by continually sliding down into my shoes. It wore me out to keep yanking them back up. AARGHH!     Recently, I went shopping at the Base Exchange at Ramstein, Germany. Right after I started shopping, […]

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LIFE’S PERPLEXING MYSTERY

I have learned the hard way that life is unfair and that it sucks sometimes. But, I must admit that it does have a sense of humor and a wicked one at that. More times than necessary, life has shamelessly tossed my ass into predicaments, ranging from minutely mundane and extraordinary adventures to embarrassing, jaw-dropping […]

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ANGELS WALK THIS EARTH AMONG US!

The other day, I dropped my friends off at the Frankfurt Hahn Airport, about an hour’s drive from where I live.  After driving up to the parking ticket dispenser, I grabbed my ticket from the slot and parked in a handicapped parking spot near the entrance.  After my friends unloaded their luggage, we all headed […]

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Janos from Taszar, Hungary

Racism is alive and well these days, seeming to flourish and fester with the slew of heinous hate crimes inflicted upon innocent victims. Racists are made, not born. Human beings enter this world with an inherent sense of fair play. Sadly, seeds of intolerance take root and sprout cancerous weeds, which nurture hateful beliefs and […]

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My Nervous Breakdown At An Ikea Store in Germany

For years, I’ve loved shopping at IKEA. Like many others on a tight budget, I have learned to spruce up my home on the cheap by using some of their ideas in their creative displays. The other day, I went there just to look around. Not that I needed anything. God knows that I can’t […]

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It wasn’t a dream. It was a NIGHTMARE

On one beautiful day in 1986, I found out just how big of a fool I was and how much of a sense of humor God had.  I remain forever thankful to Him for letting me live to talk about it. Fresh from graduating from the Defense Language Institute (DLI) German language course, I had […]

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