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Just dropping by ... Beams and motes

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Columns - Yevet Tenney
Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:57

A few weeks ago, I was sitting on the stairs with my grandson. He is a cute little blond fellow of about 2 years old just learning to talk in full sentences. I was yawning and said, “Seth, I am so tired.”

 

Just dropping by ... Who chopped down the cherry tree?

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Columns - Yevet Tenney
Thursday, 19 February 2015 15:39

There is a controversy as to who really chopped down the cherry tree. Was it young George Washington or young Abraham Lincoln? Some say it was Lincoln, and some argue it was Washington.

 

Just dropping by ... Remember the Holy Days

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Columns - Yevet Tenney
Friday, 30 January 2015 16:36

With December 25 and New Year’s out of the way, the shimmer of Christmas is replaced with the crimson flash of Valentine’s Day. Cupids and hearts dance in every store window, prepping for the buying and selling of another holiday. I don’t think I have ever asked myself, “Why do we do this Valentine thing?”

 

Just dropping by ... Writing your memories in advance

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Columns - Yevet Tenney
Friday, 09 January 2015 13:11

person writingSo often, I just let life happen; I go from one task to another, one phone call to the next, one meal at a time from the fridge to the table. No thought. No planning. Just living one minute to the next .... I heard a saying once that haunts my mind every time I reach the whirlwind finish of another year.

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” I would add, “If you make a plan and don’t carry it out, you are living in a fantasy world where anything can happen – but nothing of importance ever does.”

 

Just dropping by ... I’m getting nothing for Christmas

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Columns - Yevet Tenney
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 14:04

Editor’s note: The following is an original short story by the author.

Joe and Sue were sitting on the front step looking like their ice cream cones just got squashed. “Listen to that,” Joe said. “Did you hear them? They’re singing about me. My mom told me just this morning that I’m gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas.

 
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