Category Archives for thoughts
10 Years or Just a Day …
My cousin Roxsan died ten years ago today. It doesn’t feel like ten years have passed, in fact it doesn’t feel like a day has passed. When I close my eyes, I see Roxsan just as she was before she … Continue reading
The Fireworks Capital of America
Napoli —> Pittsburgh —> Houston Continue reading
RIP Humane Officer Jerry McCarthy
A short post to honor the memory of Detective/Humane Officer Jerry McCarthy. Continue reading
Happiness is . . .
This makes me incredibly happy. From the entire Betters family, Congratulations Danny boy. Continue reading
You Don’t Have To Kill The Poinsettia
Dear Mom: Every year it’s the same with you and the poinsettias. Why do they have to die? Why? Growing up, I thought that poinsettias just died naturally after Christmas. Of course, I thought that the same was true of … Continue reading
All Will Be Well. Can you spare some change?
My sister Dawn (“Beaker”) is a nurse and has a PhD in something involving cancer research. I did help her by proofreading her dissertation, but I truly didn’t understand a word of it. If you can figure this out, then … Continue reading
Prince of Darkness International Airport
Birmingham airport could be named after Ozzy Osbourne Yes. Obviously. This is a no brainer. I’d make it my business to fly through this airport at least once.
‘Tis The Season To Chill the F Out – Christmas in the States
Relax. Christmas doesn’t have to be perfect. Continue reading
Shoulder High We Bring You Home
We had been separated by an ocean, but distance didn’t seem to matter because we had an affair via email and Skype, and he could correct my Italian through any medium. I will miss you terribly Roberto, and I don’t … Continue reading
My mom is better than yours!
My Mom is Better Than Yours. Why? Because she didn’t know how to knit, but taught herself how to make me this awesome blanket because the winter cold kills me. Isn’t it beautiful? Her name is Donna, but they call … Continue reading