No thanks, I can do it myself

I have a love-hate relationship with our local Target’s self-serve lines. They lure me with the no waiting temptation and then they frustrate me when they don’t register I’ve bagged something and the voice comes on and says: Please wait for assistance Everything stops. Sometimes the clerk is near and sometimes she’s busy with another customer. The frustration mounts that this stupid thing can’t register that I moved a bag...

Is anyone in control?

It’s enough to make me silence the news. There is fake news, alternative facts and more chaos and confusion that can make you ask, “Is anyone in control?” I thought you had this God. I thought you’re the one in charge. You set this ball of earth spinning but have you walked away? There was a time I thought I was in control. I can still give that impression. When...

All she wanted was peace and quiet

Mama’s whisper was the level of most folks regular voice. There was no whispers from her in church that everyone around didn’t hear. With people in and out of our house, laughter and activity always around, and all mama wanted was peace and quiet. At the end of the day, she wanted to sit in her chair in the corner of her living room and read the newspaper. There is...

Some Days

I am overwhelmed. Overwhelmed just being me. My eyes have teared up at least three times this morning and always for the smallest things. Something is bubbling inside and trying to come to the surface and I don’t know what or maybe am afraid of allowing it to rise. The day started with my mind feeling full and inspired but dissolved into seeing my selfish side that I thought, was...