February 25, 2019

Fifty years and counting . . .

Hey-ho! The adventure continues with Gerp, the Traveling Writing Room, Atticus, the Labradoodle and me. We’ve been holed up in Tyler, Texas for a week. Why, Tyler? Because someone I love lives here. We met fifty years ago as college freshm...

February 18, 2019

MOM, A FORK, A PARING KNIFE, A YELLOW PAPER CLIP & TWEEZERS

My first ‘people stop’ on my adventure was at my mom’s. She’s 91-years-old, beautiful, sassy and make’s those new fangled ‘helicopter moms’ look like squeaky toys. Nobody hovers, points, oversees, and manages s...

February 12, 2019

The traveling writing room

SNOW BIRD ROOKIE

See the photo above? Do you have any idea what you’re looking at?  I’ll get back to that. First, let me tell you what I’m up to. I’m on Day One of my newest adventure. I’ve decided to see what a Snow Bird feels like, you know,...

January 30, 2019

minus a bazillion degrees!

Yes, it is true, 85% of our country has been turned into a meat locker this week. We will all have our stories to tell about just how cold it got in our own particular part of the frozen tundra. I fear, many of those stories will border on tha...

January 23, 2019

A hug a day...

Have you ever gone days at a time without saying a word to another human being? I have. Have you ever gone days without benefit of a human touch? I have. Have you ever gone days and days without ever leaving your house? I have.

Now, before you go feeling s...

January 9, 2019

 Unleash the wonder

I hope this brand new year has gotten off to a good start for you. It’s a little daunting isn’t it, to have a blank slate placed in front of you that you can do anything with? Start over? Stay the course? Explore? Heal? Fall in love.? Be kind? Be bol...

December 19, 2018

‘Tis the season

Family and Christmas. We want everything to be just right.  We want our children to appreciate what we give and our parents to appreciate who we’ve become.  We want the gathering of the clan to be pleasant, beautiful and full of peace and harmony.  So, w...

December 12, 2018

Joy to the World!

    

I wrote a weekly newspaper column for seventeen years that appeared in five different papers. I was given only 500 words a week to state my case. Most topics were doable, until it came to Christmas. How does one sum up the Christmas...

December 5, 2018

Lemonade

So, my adventures in online grocery shopping continue. Read my lips: that little quantity box has a purpose. This week, apparently, I ordered twenty tomatoes and a hunk of cheese the size of a boxcar. Don’t get me started on the gallon of yogurt that showed up...

November 15, 2018

THOSE PILGRIMS

It was two days before Thanksgiving and time for the annual Thanksgiving Program. I was in second grade. For days my classmates and I worked on our costumes. Some of the boys created black construction paper hats to wear that were as tall as silos. Severa...

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