"And to that I give a rousing 'Holy catoot'!" So ended a phone conversation with my sister, who was channeling Mom, now in heaven, and one of her favorite phrases.
See for Yourself
See for Yourself - Ever get a craving for popcorn? It's fast and easy in a microwave, but making on the stove in a kettle is better by far, and you can add what you wish to flavor it.
See for Yourself - The owner and master chef of a small Lebanese restaurant was busy every minute. He personally serviced the patrons, either at self-selected tables or at the counter. He also prepared the food and served it proudly.
See for Yourself - If the four Franciscan values were friends sitting around in a circle, contemplation is the quiet one, poverty is the talker, minority is the one providing refreshments, and conversion is the eternal optimist.
Calling all musical sleuths! In honor of the late, great George Gershwin, who have been 119 next week, here's a musical story. Can you decipher it?
See for Yourself - An example of calm stands out in a hectic world.
See for Yourself - "Getting hit by a car wasn't pleasant in any way, as I ended up having several surgeries on my leg. But I can say that the entire experience was truly a blessing. No one believes that I feel this way, but I really do."
See For Yourself: "Through the picture window I could clearly see the stranded little bird. In my best Franciscan conjurings, I talked to the bird and said that I was on my way."
I attended a roller derby. I was expecting a brawl-type atmosphere, which was erroneous. Today's roller derby skaters do block and push and pull to accomplish each "jam," but it's done with integrity, good sportsmanship, and skill.
See for Yourself - I've seen 3 a.m. more nights than I care to admit. It reminds me of Psalm 57: "I will wake the dawn." Just think: This means being awake ahead of the sun, just sitting around waiting for the sun to come up.
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