A tragic thing happened after leaving the factory; the Cheesecake Factory, that is. Call it “dumb luck” or “Murphy’s Law,” but the amazing, fluffy, velvety, succulent, delectable, slice of paradise that was smothered with fresh whipped cream as white as the driven snow, and adorned with a miniature slice of lime from the Florida Keys–only mere nano-inches from my mouth–ended up like this: Yes, my carb-and-sugar-starved friends: see it and weep. My son bought me a slice of cheesecake asRead More →

Mothers know how hectic mornings can be; in fact, how crazy it can be anytime you need to get somewhere with the family. Stuff happens. The alarm doesn’t go off, someone can’t find their shoes, you misplaced the car keys, and a dozen other things that tend to keep you from being someplace on time. Yesterday morning was one of those times for me. I overslept and didn’t wake up until 30 minutes before we needed to be at church.Read More →

            I did not see the telephone pole coming until it slammed into the front of my car. Actually there was not much damage and it would not have been so bad except for one minor detail; I had just turned sixteen and was taking the driving exam to get my license. I was just trying to impress the test administrator with my amazingly skillful maneuvers while making a U-turn. Somehow the turn was not tight enough and beforeRead More →