All posts filed under: humor


Neighbor Man Cometh

One Christmas Eve my husband and I invited our flannelled, bushy-bearded neighbor man to join us for our family’s traditional, holiday meal. We’d known him for a few years. He used to come to his country property every weekend to camp out, but come one […]

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Dear Malakai (letter 1)

Dear Malakai, So I hear tell that you’ve started on a wonky, crazy, brandSpanking new, maybe scary, but somewhat exciting, God-trusting adventure. We’ve needed a kiddo like you in the ranks – an eager, willing, chasing after God sorta young feller. But hey, before I […]


Here I Am – or not.

I am the girl that people forget. . Those around me are remembered. But usually, not me. When I expressed my concern to an ever-popular friend, she told me that my looks and qualities remind her of “the girl next door.” Yeah, the girl next […]


20 Years Beyond Hope

My mom and I wore cowboy boots and held hands whilst we walked down the makeshift wedding aisle. Friends and family stood next to tan metal folding chairs and the August sun shone so bright that lots of guests wore sunglasses. Most invitees wore shorts, and besides […]

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Darlene’s Countrified Clothesline Advice

Dear Sophisticated Darlene, I’ve been reading your site for eons, okay, really, just for two days, but I’m super duper impressed with your wide array of sophisticated knowledge. I hope, hope, hope that you will pull my question from your frilly, ribbon-ensconced, satin-lined hatbox to […]


(Farting) Dog Daze of June

I cannot remember the older, larger dog’s history of why he was at the pound, but that’s where we got him some 7 years ago. He was older than a tiny pup at 4 months old, but immediately he belonged to my then 4-year-old son. And the […]

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(Profs, Pups & Pedigrees) Dog Daze of June

One summer, a simple country girl and a simple country feller cut the apron stings and united in the mayhem of marriage, err, I mean holy matrimony. They moved, unpacked, and mastered their culinary Top Ramen skills — all in the midst of their newfound collegiate adulthood where they gained higher […]

A Light Shining (finally!)

A Light Shining (finally!)

My review of sir Glynn Young’s second novel, A Light Shining, (sequel to Dancing Priest) is long overdue, past due; in fact, this detestable delay has caused all sorts of fines and notices to fill my in-box. Actually, that last bit doesn’t hold the least bit […]

And a Side O’ Fries

And a Side O’ Fries

I have a thing about germs and door handles so I try to push open the brown glass door with my rump, but it won’t budge. I swing hard and heave-ho my hip into the door time and again before I notice a flash of […]

Scary Hairy

Scary Hairy

Today I am hanging out with friends over at the BibleDude’s place. Come on over to read my bit o’ rambling, if’n a like. . . When we are in the muddy middle of challenges, we don’t necessarily see ‘em as chances to roll up […]

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Manure Shuffle – Wanna Dance?

Manure Shuffle – Wanna Dance?

If ya don’t want to get anything on you and/or take a trip ’round the funny farm, I reckon you had better leave now. . This is an edited version of my seventh blog piece, some 623 blog posts ago. Boy-howdy, that’s five years and […]