Retired - Speech/language therapist, Special Education Asst, English teacher
Websites: www.thealzheimerspouse.com; talktimewithjoan.com
Whimsical essays, short stories -funny, serious, and thought-provoking
The #1 Skill Needed to Assemble That “Free Shipping” Furniture on TV Ads
TV ads trick and deceive you. Maybe not directly. More by omission. As in when the famous singer shows you her new chair, table, couch, or moveable island that she received for FREE SHIPPING, she doesn’t exactly tell you that it didn’t arrive at her door in the condition we are seeing.
Moving is NOT for OLD People - 5 Tips to Keep You Sane if You Must Move After the Age of 65
My next move is to the cemetery. I swear to God, I will never do this again. Aside from the death of a loved one, I cannot imagine anything more stressful than moving at the age of 73, with only friends to help who are in the same deteriorating physical condition as me.
Elvis Lives! As portrayed by newcomer Austin Butler-a risky choice that is paying off at the box office
I’m going to be completely honest with you folks. I have tunnel vision and am totally biased in favor of Elvis Presley. I have been a rabid fan since he swiveled those hips onto that black and white TV screen on the Ed Sullivan show in my home in 1957 when I was 9 years old.
The #1 Hook a Scammer Used to Almost "Get" Me
It never occurred to me that I could be the victim of a scammer. I am too smart and savvy to get scammed. I’m not one of those sweet, trusting old ladies who believe that a long-lost uncle in India (I’ve done the Ancestry DNA thing — not a drop of Indian blood) has left me millions of $$ if I wire him a handling fee of $5,000. I mean, seriously, who falls for such nonsense?
Oscar Red Carpet — Nudity Rules, Part II — My First Article to Go “Viral” and the Commenters Inferred That I am Racist.
I recently achieved a milestone in the publishing world of online platforms. An article I wrote for Medium, Oscar Red Carpet - Nudity Rules - went "viral", meaning that it took off like a rocket and received thousands of "reads", which translated into quite a bit of money for me, by writing platform standards.
How We Can Fix America's Broken Healthcare System - The Easy Surefire Program That's Proven to Work
This article is in response to Paula Shablo's Medium article, "Our Broken Healthcare System Needs an Overhaul". As soon as I read her description of the atrocities inflicted upon her friend due to the gross inadequacies of the American Healthcare System ("care" being a misnomer, as very little "care" is involved), I knew I had to write this article about a real solution to our Healthcare problems that WORKS.
I Never Had a Father
I never had a father. I had a Daddy. There’s a difference, you know. A father plants his seed with his DNA into a woman. She gives birth to a baby. The seed planter is a FATHER. I could go on about what his responsibilities to that baby are, and tell you that some men live up to them and some don’t, but that’s a story for another time.
The Biggest Lesson I Learned From Being a Blake Shelton Fan
Not since Elvis in 1958, when I was 10 years old, had I had a celebrity crush. Not until 2013, when I found the singing competition show, The Voice, and became acquainted with its country music superstar, Blake Shelton.
Unlock the Secret to Success at Any Age - By Answering One Simple Question
It started as a normal conversation with a friend. We were discussing an elementary school teacher acquaintance who was contemplating enrolling in an online course part-time to earn a Computer Science Degree.