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When Life Completely Screws You

When Life Completely Screws You
January 30, 2017
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In February of 2012, my parents took out a reverse mortgage with Sun Trust out of Mesa, AZ.  One of …Read the Rest

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Trying Not to Fall Apart

Trying Not to Fall Apart
January 4, 2017
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I don’t know what else to call it.  I crashed this morning, and turned off the ringer on the phone.  …Read the Rest

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Death and Visitors

Death and Visitors
January 3, 2017
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My 86-year-old mother died very early Monday morning. By Sunday evening, we knew it would not be long.  It wasn’t.  …Read the Rest

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Family Problems

Family Problems
December 29, 2016
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I just saw the news about Debbie Reynolds.  As I write today’s post, it is hitting me hard.  We nearly …Read the Rest

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My Greatest Christmas Eve – Ever

My Greatest Christmas Eve – Ever
December 24, 2016
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The Pink Flamingo believes this may have been the most significant moment in my life.  There are certain things that …Read the Rest

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On Forgiveness

On Forgiveness
November 22, 2016
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I was going to write a different post for today, but then I realized it could be worked into the …Read the Rest

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Is It Racism or Bad Manners?

Is It Racism or Bad Manners?
November 19, 2016
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Very early Friday morning I had an interesting Twitter conversation.  We started out butting heads, then began an excellent conversation …Read the Rest

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The Heart of America

The Heart of America
November 3, 2016
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“…It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else …Read the Rest

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Understanding the Other Person

Understanding the Other Person
October 21, 2016
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I had an interesting thing that occurred the past few weeks. After locating a person who is doing lawns, on …Read the Rest

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Weighty Issues of Morality & Standards

Weighty Issues of Morality & Standards
September 30, 2016
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I have spent my entire life been castigated, harassed, insulted, and belittled because I am far from thin.  With a …Read the Rest

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I’m Tired of Being Lied Too & Being Stiffed

I’m Tired of Being Lied Too & Being Stiffed
September 21, 2016
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When you live on the edge of financial disaster, every little cent matters.  I’ve written about the condo nazis and …Read the Rest

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Sarah Went Home Last Wednesday

Sarah Went Home Last Wednesday
August 29, 2016
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One afternoon, in late summer, my great aunt, Mabel asked my mother if she would mind if she wasn’t there …Read the Rest

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Life in Perspective

Life in Perspective
August 27, 2016
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My cousin, Sarah, died suddenly on Wednesday.  Even though I had not seen her in years, we were ‘close’.  We …Read the Rest

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The Obsequious Garage Sale

The Obsequious Garage Sale
August 15, 2016
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I am in the process of combining two households.  It is a pain in the tush.  It wouldn’t be if …Read the Rest

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When God Hugs You

When God Hugs You
July 23, 2016
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This has been a rough week. While I can’t say that it has been the worst week of my life, …Read the Rest

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Don’t Know How Much More I Can Take

Don’t Know How Much More I Can Take
July 14, 2016
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I am well aware I’m not dealing well with the fact that I’m losing my home.  I had a melt-down …Read the Rest

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I Understand Tosca

I Understand Tosca
July 12, 2016
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Like I told my cousin last night, I’m frantic.  I’m terribly upset about losing my home, when it is so …Read the Rest

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UPDATED: Part II: I’m Losing My Home

UPDATED:  Part II:  I’m Losing My Home
July 11, 2016
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UPDATE:  I finally broke down and set up a Go Fund Me page.  https://www.gofundme.com/sjreidhead  I’m enclosing the entire link.  I’d …Read the Rest

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We Are So Screwed As a Nation

We Are So Screwed As a Nation
July 6, 2016
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As a nation we are screwed.  I think it is time to be upfront and honest.  We’re screwed.  We the …Read the Rest

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I’m Losing My Home

I’m Losing My Home
July 1, 2016
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For more information on the things that have been going on in my life, my financial problems, and why they …Read the Rest

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The St. Francis Prayer of Peace

The St. Francis Prayer of Peace
May 26, 2016
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Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, …Read the Rest

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St. George (c 275-303)

St. George (c 275-303)
April 23, 2016
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In this day and age, perhaps no saint represents the battle we are facing, not only against the evil of …Read the Rest

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Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s Disease

Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s Disease
February 22, 2016
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Yesterday, someone tweeted an article about Glen Campbell now being in Stage Six of AD.  His family put him in …Read the Rest

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The Prosperity Gospel

The Prosperity Gospel
February 16, 2016
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Life sucks. It always has and it always will. I had an old boyfriend who was want to say “Life …Read the Rest

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E. F. Froehlich (1897-1991)

E. F. Froehlich (1897-1991)
February 15, 2016
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Edwin Feltman Froehlich was born on February 15, 1897 in Loniconing, Maryland.  He married my grandmother, Sarah Frances Moore on …Read the Rest

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False Hope on the Alzheimer’s Frontline

False Hope on the Alzheimer’s Frontline
January 12, 2016
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Anyone who has had to deal with a family member who has/had Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) knows the sad and tragic …Read the Rest

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The Worst Year of My Life?

The Worst Year of My Life?
January 1, 2016
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Thank heavens 2015 is over, finally.  It could be worse. 2016 could be worse.  If things don’t improve for me, …Read the Rest

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Being Alone at Christmas

Being Alone at Christmas
December 26, 2015
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Been there, done that – last year in fact. My mother and I had spent the past 5 years dealing …Read the Rest

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Culture and Alzheimer’s

Culture and Alzheimer’s
December 23, 2015
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I’ve been involved in a fascinating give and take over an insane article about Alzheimer’s Disease. Amazing how our culture …Read the Rest

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The Demonetization of Christianity in the US Has Begun

The Demonetization of Christianity in the US Has Begun
December 2, 2015
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Something nasty is going on in this country.  Oh, nasty stuff is always going on, but this is a little …Read the Rest

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