Author Archives: Molly

A FOOL’S ERRAND, ETC.

Tweet Are they idioms? Figures of speech? Where did they come from? And yes, one can Google. But I prefer to speculate: Were people just lazy in the old days? Too somnolent to get their stuff done? So they hired … Continue reading

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NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS

Tweet Things were getting way too depressing. Every ten minutes, someone in the government blew a whistle, quit a job, lied, called names, or committed an atrocious act. I checked Twitter and my news feed every ten or twenty minutes, … Continue reading

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NOT YET

Tweet How old do you have to be to say “the hell with it,” and just go to the grocery store without makeup? Despite the fact that without makeup, you look pasty faced and your eye bags command attention? What … Continue reading

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OLD AND NEW

Tweet On the left is the old. On the right is the new. City versus suburb. Historic house versus brand new apartment. I was ready to move. I have harbored an urban fantasy for years. Here is what I will … Continue reading

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THE TENTH DOCTOR

Tweet How did they come up with nine out of ten doctors? Who is that tenth doctor, anyway? The one who never endorses anything? This tenth doctor is old-school. He or she recommends taking the two aspirin and not calling … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU DO?

Tweet If you are on social media at all, or even if you aren’t, I am sure you have heard or even taken part in discussions of labels. Who can legitimately claim a label? For instance, can you call yourself … Continue reading

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UPDATE

Tweet The holidays passed so fast! We had our two grandchildren here for four days. As you can see in the photo above, Birdie preferred serving her own cereal. I am still finding stray Froot Loops around the baseboards. The … Continue reading

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A LIST

Tweet I haven’t shared any book lists with you recently. I have read a lot of good ones this year. Here are my favorites. The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall. A novel about two ministers, their wives,  their friendship, and … Continue reading

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HAPPY, MERRY, AND EVERYTHING ELSE

Tweet This will be the first Christmas in our new apartment. It will be our first Christmas by ourselves as well. Our children from California are coming after Christmas, and so we are celebrating then. A passage. This has been … Continue reading

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