Welcome back

Hello and welcome back. It’s been a while. Everything has changed since I made my last original post in January 2014 (Ernie Pyle was a rerun). If you’ve just happened onto “One Wall at a Time,” my dear husband Mike died March 9, 2014. Although his health wasn’t the best, his death was unexpected. His […]

National Columnists Day? What is that?

From 2010 Today, April 18, marks a little known holiday called National Columnists Day that is celebrated by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in memory of one of the most famous and loved columnists of all time — Ernie Pyle. Ernest Taylor Pyle was born in 1900 in Indiana and attended Indiana University. He […]

What I did last summer, and why I’m talking about it now

Some of you know that back in July of last year, I spent a week in Archer City taking a class called Literary Journalism through the University of North Texas. I received the Bess Whitehead Scott Scribes Scholarship for Older Adults that made that possible, and I’ll be forever grateful to them. I can’t do […]

Diabetes — No ‘feel-good’ ending to the story

The American Diabetes Association has proclaimed November as American Diabetes Month with the objective of raising awareness and understanding of diabetes, its consequences, management, and the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Nov. 14, was World Diabetes Day. Nov. 14 was chosen to celebrate the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, one of the co-discoverers of insulin […]