It’s a Tough World Out There

It’s Friday, June 17, 2016… …and it’s a tough world out there. Within the past week, A talented singer is killed in Orlando, 50 people gunned down in Orlando nightclub, Two-year old is killed by alligator outside of Orlando. Poor people, poor families, poor community, poor Orlando.  Makes a person understand what “being under a… Continue reading It’s a Tough World Out There

Mothers of the Gulf War: Vivian Drees

A mother’s worst nightmare: February 25, 1991, Vivian Drees’ son, Tony, was critically injured in the worst scud missile attack of Operation Desert Storm. This very special mom talks about it as they celebrate “25 Years Alive Day!” MOTHERS OF THE GULF WAR: VIVIAN DREES A Mother’s Perspective By Bobbe White   If we are lucky in life, we will meet someone as impactful… Continue reading Mothers of the Gulf War: Vivian Drees

Do Something Scary: ROLL SOLO!

Dad and Mom did EVERYTHING together. “Irv, we have a cocktail party Friday night.” “Mkay” he’d say. “Irv, we’re going to a couples’ shower at the Peterson’s pool.” Dad, “Sure.” Mom, “Millers want to meet us in Chicago next month.” Dad, “I’ll reschedule something. Tell them we’ll be there!” So it went for sixty-plus years.… Continue reading Do Something Scary: ROLL SOLO!

Well, Bite My Bubbles: A One-winged Woman Wrestles With What’s Worthy

Welcome to our new subscribers from PACT of Western Illinois! There’s nothing like shoulder surgery to reprioritize my world. (Bone spur/cuff tears repaired) With Bruce Jenner in the news, it seems the Olympic Decathlon describes the experience well, albeit, not with its traditional events. Swimming- 40 years of Swimming = wear and tear. Now, I… Continue reading Well, Bite My Bubbles: A One-winged Woman Wrestles With What’s Worthy

SEVENTY YEARS OF HORROR AGO

Seventy years of horror ago today, on January 27, 1945, Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet troops, a day commemorated around the world. On December 24th, my daughter, Korey, and I had the opportunity to tour Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau Concentration Camps.  Just 62 kilometers/39 miles from Krakow, Poland a campus of inhumanity unfolds in now quiet rows… Continue reading SEVENTY YEARS OF HORROR AGO

Putting A Muzzle on Mind Chatter- November 30, 2014

Originally written by Jeff – retold by Bobbe Like other babyboomer couples, Jeff and I have been stacking life’s changes: empty nest, aging careers, aging parents, aging food in the fridge and how all of these factors affect us as an aging couple. The empty nest is okay, the career horizon is a bit foggy… Continue reading Putting A Muzzle on Mind Chatter- November 30, 2014

FIND YOUR “DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS” PLACE

  It turns out I had the opportunity to go duck hunting this month. Woo doggies! Talk about exciting! It involved sitting for five hours in an underground bunker with peep holes to look out at the sky for approaching ducks. I only go on nice days, which makes little sense, because the ducks are… Continue reading FIND YOUR “DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS” PLACE