Deborah Welky

’Twas The Week Before Christmas…

By at December 19, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

’Twas The Week Before Christmas…

THE SONIC BOOMER ’Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the town, everybody is rushing, no sitting around. There is shopping and wrapping, So much still to do! Some cookies need baking, and the fancy breads, too. There are concerts to go to, TV shows and parades, the Nutcracker play and the new Ice Capades. At some point mom cracks, and more...

Deborah Welky

An Interesting Lunch At A Small Town ‘Pub’

By at December 12, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

An Interesting Lunch At A Small Town ‘Pub’

THE SONIC BOOMER On the weekends, Mark and I like to tool around small towns, exploring. We generally stop for lunch at a chain restaurant, simply because my stomach likes to know what to expect. However, sometimes we will try the fare at some local mom-and-pop eatery in an effort to support the local economy. Last weekend, Mark pulled into an “Irish pub.” It more...

Deborah Welky

Happy Birthday To Walt Disney, My Hero

By at December 5, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Happy Birthday To Walt Disney, My Hero

THE SONIC BOOMER Dec. 5 is Walt Disney’s birthday, a day that I personally think should be a national holiday. If there was ever a person responsible for bringing more joy into the world, I would like to meet that person. Yet Walt Disney Day will probably never become a reality because Walt was not a political figure. He was merely the epitome of a successful more...

Deborah Welky

The Reasons I Love Shopping On Black Friday

By at November 28, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

The Reasons I Love Shopping On Black Friday

THE SONIC BOOMER Today is Black Friday, the day when shoppers nationwide send a firm message to Wall Street concerning what they do and do not like about their companies’ various approaches to retailing. And, as opposed to sitting in boring meetings with charts and graphs (and one guy in the corner who is pretending to pay attention but is really playing Candy more...

Deborah Welky

Winter Is A Challenge For Displaced Floridians

By at November 21, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Winter Is A Challenge For Displaced Floridians

THE SONIC BOOMER It is fall, and I am north of the Mason-Dixon Line, where fall should be celebrated. In November, the leaves are beautiful; the air is crisp and wild turkeys are running alongside the road. Of course, that’s early November. By late November, there’s nothing left of the fall leaves except an immense raking job, the air turns frightfully cold more...

Deborah Welky

Make Sure Not To Squelch Your Inner Artist

By at November 14, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Make Sure Not To Squelch Your Inner Artist

THE SONIC BOOMER... I miss my hobbies. Between writing jobs, babysitting and the antique store, my needlepoint has gone by the wayside. The last thing I collaged is sitting in a closet, and I haven’t sketched anything in a decade. I’m just too busy. When I first met Mark, I only had two jobs, so I had a little time. I was in the midst of my papier-mâché phase more...

Deborah Welky

Side Trip Leads To My Latest Housing Adventure

By at November 7, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Side Trip Leads To My Latest Housing Adventure

THE SONIC BOOMER I am writing this at 4 o’clock in the morning, so excited I can’t sleep. Mark and I are still in Kansas City with the newborn, waiting to take over when my daughter heads back to work. But both Mark and I grew up near water, so sometimes we miss it. Amber waves of grain have their own beauty, but you can’t waterski on prairie grass! So last more...

Deborah Welky

Halloween Is Scary? Hang Out With A Toddler!

By at October 31, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Halloween Is Scary? Hang Out With A Toddler!

THE SONIC BOOMER Halloween is here — hooray! It’s time to scare your friends by donning a scary mask, leaping from a closet and screaming at the top of your lungs. And Halloween is fun for kids, too. They get to eat cupcakes all day and candy all night. The house is draped in orange and black, and mom serves them Kool-Aid with plastic spiders entrapped in the more...

Deborah Welky

My First Avocado Experience Did Not Work Out

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

My First Avocado Experience Did Not Work Out

THE SONIC BOOMER Just to show you how worldly I am, I encountered my first avocado yesterday. I mean, I had seen them around — piled up at the grocery store, on a neighboring diner’s plate — but I had never actually touched one. Never needed to. Never wanted to. And it wasn’t a healthy craving for greens or even yellows that finally drove me to cut into more...

Deborah Welky

New ‘Diagon Alley’ At Universal Was Big Fun

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

New ‘Diagon Alley’ At Universal Was Big Fun

THE SONIC BOOMER I went to Universal Studios in Orlando last weekend. I know what you’re thinking: “But, Deb, you are such a Disney fan!” It’s true, I am. But I am also a J.K. Rowling fan. I have read all her Harry Potter books, including the two “extras” she wrote in order to donate the proceeds to charity. I have read The Vacancy, and am now reading more...

Deborah Welky