My dog’s better than your dog…

Happy National Dog Day

July 7, 2007 is a date I will not easily forget; it was the day I received the best birthday gift I have ever received, Chaucer.*

The Canterbury TalesWe studied The Canterbury Tales in high school, and I was in love. Geoffrey Geoffrey ChaucerChaucer had such a way with words, and he was from a time that just seemed so magical to me, so the name has always been special to me. At some point in life, I fell in love with Yorkies, and knew I really wanted one; what better name for a Yorkie than Chaucer, right? Continue reading

Check yourself before you wreck yourself…

When did Christianity become a four-letter word?

These days, many people associate Christianity with organized religion and sometimes even hatefulness. Unfortunately, I really cannot blame them, because so many people do awful things under the name of Christianity, or, for that matter, any number of other religions. I’m not sure the number of people associated with these acts are truly valid representation for entire religions, but with technology, social media, and the ‘I have to know everything about everywhere right now’ mentality, it does at least appear that way. Continue reading

The coin has two sides…

Technology, a double-edged sword

Rotary phoneWe have advanced a great deal in a very short period of time. I remember rotary phones, only having 4 or 5 TV channels, and our remote control was me. Of course we had washing machines and dryers, dish washers, and a lot of conveniences that were not available when my grandparents were children…just nothing like what we have now. If I have a question, I can Google it  If I want news, I can go to a number of resources ‘online’ such as Twitter, Facebook, or the local news’ website. Pretty much anything happening, just about any place in the world, will show up some how, some where, but is this a good thing? My personal opinion is yes and no. Clear as mud, right? Let me explain. I feel it is a good thing, because we have access to more information, more events, and more experiences than ever before. However, the reason I feel it isn’t so great is because so much of it is presented as fact, when actually it is just someone’s opinion or a partial truth. Often times the action/wording is taken out of context, and paints an unrealistic picture of what took place. Another way that I feel our advancing technology isn’t so great, is that many of us are getting lazy, and we are not challenging ourselves to the extent that we once had to. Continue reading

Love is thicker than water…

We are family

I was adopted at birth, and raised as an only child, therefore, I do not come from a large family, but a small, close-knit one.  I’ve known I was adopted for as long as I can remember, so for me, family never meant you had to have the same ‘blood‘. I assume that is the reason why I have always preferred having a few deep yet meaningful relationships over having a ton of ‘friends’. Continue reading