Death, Stress and Blogging

Hey ya’ll! It feels like forever since I’ve blogged last. The last eight months have been trying to say the least. In November, December and January, I lost an uncle. That’s a total of 3 uncles in 3 months. All around the holidays. My dad, bless his soul, took it really hard.  Really hard.   In the 20 years that I’ve lived away from the Pittsburgh area,my dad spoke to me less and less often on the phone. His hearing was getting worse every year and he just didn’t feel […]

Do Service Animals Need to be Better Regulated?

This is a question that, up until recently, I never would have asked.  I didn’t think that there was a need for regulation.   Recent events in the past year have definitely changed my mind. There have been a number of incidents that I  have personally witnessed that have caused me to reconsider. According to how the law is written and more importantly interpreted, no one can truly question the validity of a service animal. As long as the owner claims it to be a service animal, it can remain […]

Spring Hill Six Flags

Helicopters, Coyotes, and Six Flags What Do They Have in Common?

Helicopters, Coyotes and Six Flags Amusement Park. On the surface they are such unrelated things. To most of the country, they are harmless words. But here in Spring Hill, Florida you may be met with an icy stare or even outright disdain for uttering these words. As in: What’s with all of the helicopters flying so low last night? How come I saw a helicopter just circling my neighborhood for hours today?  I think I saw a coyote (or pack of coyotes) on the side of the road? Why do […]