Stumbling stones

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer I’m not sure what first caught my husband’s attention. Maybe, like me, he had been mentally exercising the language part of his brain, struggling...

Is it your story to tell?

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer A social function I attended was going well until the moment when someone tried to take group photos. This was not a function where selfies were documenting ...

Erasing the ugly

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer There are moments when I wonder how the world hasn’t managed to self-destruct yet. Recently I’ve heard some things–the kind of things tha...

The ostrich approach

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer “Please stop telling her that he is going to commit suicide,” the message said. There was no introduction, no query about context. Just that. An ...

Mirror, mirror on the wall

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer My beautiful Mom celebrates her 80th birthday today. She was raised on the Saskatchewan prairies during the Depression, when families who needed $16 a week ...

Earworm Infestation

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer We had to come to a compromise. She loves her music, oh yes she does. I like many of her choices, and was more than happy to share my speakers with her (thou...