I am a middleaged woman living in a world I don’t fully understand. Hence, Befuddled and Bewildered. Humor, faith, family, and friends get me by. And a little money doesn’t hurt either. I live by myself except my oldest son and his woman came to stay with me for two weeks back in March and they’re still here (December). My life here in southeast Missouri is a rather simple one. I enjoy writing and art and many other varied things. I have a small farm and a mule named Mojo. The town I live in is about 50 years behind the rest of the country and its full of rednecks, hillbillies, and interesting characters that keep me amused or upset.