Driven Down

Why are motor vehicle bureaus located in the seediest parts of town? After getting married not too long ago, I’m going through the oh-so-fun process of changing my last name to my husband’s name.  Social Security, banks, credit cards, doctors’ … Continue reading

Marking a Milestone

Why is the 40th birthday a big one for women? If we’re fortunate enough to do so, we’ll eventually reach the age of 40.  It’s inevitable.  Time keeps moving on and doesn’t wait for anyone, male or female.  Somehow, though, … Continue reading

Reunited: Does It Feel So Good?

Why do we torture ourselves with class reunions? Ah, those wonderful days of high school.  The time in our lives that many of us wish we could erase unless we happened to be the popular girl or the sports jock.  … Continue reading

People Power

Why does positive energy from others help the sick? Not too long ago, my mother had neurosurgery on her neck and spine.  It sounded scary and it was.  My mother isn’t one who normally panics about things, even big things, … Continue reading

Samaritans: An Endangered Species

Why don’t more people offer help to others? Not very long ago I had a bad case of food poisoning.  Maybe at one time or another you’ve been in the same unfortunate position, dealing with diarrhea and nausea simultaneously.  If … Continue reading