A little cuddle with a marsupial

Yesterday my daughter and grandchildren took me to the zoo. I hadn’t been for over 30 years. We lived in the country for 16 of those years, for five of them Jeff was in college and we couldn’t afford to go and, for the rest of them, I was unable to walk...

Teach your children well.

Tomorrow the Old Boy and I are leading a workshop on parenting teens and young adults, at a church leadership conference. We’re not sure why we were asked – we’re nothing special and we’re certainly not the most ‘spiritual’ –...

One boob or two.

I recently read a post on the Breast Cancer Site by a lady who said that when she was diagnosed with cancer, she was worried about how her husband would take it. (Quite understandable.) She said that she was a slim, blonde, independent woman and she was concerned that...

Cats and dogs

As a change from the deeply-emotional-life-can-be-terrible-why-do-people-have-to-die sort of blog, I’ve decided to take a slightly different tack today. I’ve been blessed to have both cats and dogs share my home at various times in my life. They’re...