30 Mar 2013

Pull Up a Chair: Family Heirlooms

What heirlooms do you have, share, and hold dear to pass on to others? The stories about such pieces are like an oral story of our families. I’d love to hear stories about things in your lives that hold memories, reminders, and which influence your life today.

02 Mar 2013

Pull Up a Chair: A Few of My Favorite Things

I like to keep on the sunny side of life. I’m not always successful all of the time, but I do put an effort into having a positive outlook most of the time. I also enjoy encouraging others to smile, count their blessings, look for the silver linings. The whole one door opens when another closes idea.

02 Feb 2013

Pull Up a Chair: Super Bowl Edition

Please share any Super Bowl party stories that others might enjoy. Please share any favorite memory of watching football with family and friends. And, please share any favorite food recipes, too. We love food. Don’t we? And, we enjoy sharing.

19 Jan 2013

Pull Up a Chair: Spend Time Doing Things That Make You Happy.

It’s been cold outside for a lot of Firepuppers wherever you may be. So, many of us are finding indoor activities or choosing a particular goal and going through all the steps necessary to achieve the satisfaction of completion. Challenging? Maybe, but it’s usually a fun journey.

I’ll show you the result of my latest project,

22 Dec 2012

Pull Up a Chair

Pull Up A Chair and say Hey Ya!

17 Nov 2012

Pull Up a Chair: Let’s Talk Turkey

Thanksgiving, like so much else, has been commercialized to the point of crazy-making. Do we celebrate what we are thankful for? Do we actually Give? Or, maybe we should call it Consumption Day.

27 Oct 2012

Pull Up a Chair: Welcome to This Morning’s Stress-Free Zone

It seems that there is an increase in the crankypantiness of people lately. A raising of the anxiety bar. I’ve noticed more and more lunatic driving habits. I’ve noticed people cutting in lines at the store. I’ve noticed people pulling into themselves instead of reaching out to others. I have recently found myself not wanting to leave my home as much. It might be a pre-winter, semi-hibernating affect.

05 Oct 2012

Did Romney Bring Notes to the Debate? (Video)

Did Willard break the rules? Did Willard cheat? The candidates are not supposed to bring notes of any kind to the podiums, but if you watch this youtube video, he clearly, and surreptitiously, slides a folded piece of paper from his pocket and puts it on the podium.

29 Sep 2012

Pull Up a Chair: Stirring the Pot

Have you ever made a conscious effort to make a change in your life, and how did that work out? Only say it if you’re willing to. Trust me, I’ve made changes that I wouldn’t share here, and I think I’ve been fairly open about who I am and what I share. But, if there’s something you want to share, or read, or vicariously experience…

08 Sep 2012

Pull Up a Chair: Sometimes Life Is a Beach

I’m just back from a short camping trip to South Carlsbad State Beach. And, I was expecting a cool, breezy, relaxing and hiking few days off. Just the plan. It didn’t turn out exactly like that – it was almost 90 degrees, very humid and only an occasional slight breeze.

Oh, well. We had a lovely site…