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Chatterbox: Earning our own confidence

On occasion, as people expound on things they find interesting, it’s not uncommon for some of us to, possibly, end up feeling like we’re from the shallow end of the gene pool. It happens. It …

Chatterbox: Lost in an instant

Here at Chatterbox, we’ve talked about the many things that technology has given us, and they’re not all bad; we’ve also talked about the many things that technology has given us that are not …

Chatterbox: To every season ...

Recently, my grandson was playing a video game about the future of the planet’s environment. The objective is to save the Earth after the apocalypse.Of course, there’s an element of overcoming …

Chatterbox: Phases

Life comes in puzzle pieces – phases – each one seemingly insignificant, yet, each one critical to us and those we love and/or affect, significantly or minimally. People have long searched for …

Chatterbox: Read all about it

Chatterbox has been ahead of the curve, part of the curve, and occasionally missed the curve. Still, though the time frame fluctuates, often, subjects of this column show up after our chats.

Chatterbox: The best laid plans of mice and men

… And physician heal thyself, and follow your own best advice, etcetera, and so on. Wish I had; I usually do. Today again, I divert myself from the column planned. It was light; it was right for …

Chatterbox: The most wonderful time

This isn’t the column I planned for this week. However, Christmas is in three days, and we should mention it. Done. It’s at this moment that I’m tempted to just continue with the column I had …

Sometimes, the universe sends us a message. It’s light and optional or it’s dark and imperative. Recently, I’ve been getting light and optional – but repeatedly, and they started to glitch …

Chatterbox: Full and joyful

The holidays are no place for anything but glitter and shine, frolic and fun, love and laughter ... oh, sorry, that’s the Hallmark movie channel. Those people have stagehands, but we’ve mentioned …

Chatterbox: No more delays for democracy

We are now entering the most beautiful time of the year but, regardless of the holiday group hug, recent elections leave Americans cold. We’re facing the continuation of a divided, implacable, …

Chatterbox: What about them?

The futures of Americans, and the world, rely on many things other than politics. Yet, so many of those things start with politics. Nations around the world took longer to get on the …

Chatterbox: Just us

All Chattereaders know I’m a sap for all things about this nation that are, or were once, good and considered to be our great strength. Americans are a single people, nonspecifically and none in …

Chatterbox: A vote in time

Election Day is coming and voting is a great privilege denied to many. It’s imperative that we the people vote as objectively and wisely as we can for unity, strength and justice across the …

Chatterbox: The mullet and the pompadour

A dear cousin recently suggested I rerun this column; I had to oblige. Chatterbox once talked about young people committing their lives to love, marriage and a baby carriage. We talked about why …

Chatterbox: Recognizing ourselves

Parenting has been a topic for various reasons on many occasions here at Chatterbox and one of the reasons is that parenting is one of the single most important influences we have on life around the …

Chatterbox: Our 20th year

It’s official; no matter how we calculate it, our Herald is completely 20 and here at Chatterbox, we’re going to “go there.” I include myself in this family with, believe me, the greatest of humility and the most resounding joy for all who are and have been part of this undertaking as we now mark two successful decades completed.

Chatterbox: Purpose every day

It really is amazing that, even in our post COVID days, while we are returning to a somewhat normal life, we’re still haunted. The residual mind games, wariness, even low level fear stay with us. …

Chatterbox: American fear

What are the ordinary people most afraid of for America? No one can argue with the fact that the entire planet is in a situation that is dangerous. Much of what we are facing on our planet right …

Chatterbox: We’re working here

More years ago than I care to remember, someone was working at my house. The lawn guys showed up and I closed the window, saying something about how noisy the machines were. My friend responded to …

Chatterbox: To do or not to do

In life, we are all called upon to do all kinds of things. From playing in the sandbox to how we behave at the office, to being a world citizen, we perform. How we perform is a whole other ball of …

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