The other day I was people watching, something I am prone to do as a writer and as a snoopy human being. I was at the health club, swimming laps, (okay, resting between laps) and I saw a few folks I know. One of them was people watching too. I could tell by the way […]

Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves I have been working hard to increase serenity in my life and one of my tasks is to let go of my pet peeves. Maybe writing about them will help me to let them go….or at least to have a minor reaction. Why are they called pet peeves anyway? I love my pets […]

More Book Reviews for August

This is a long month of Fridays…so here you have it. (PLUS I’m behind on my BLOGS…I have been reading and writing instead.) Woman Last Seen In Her Thirties by Camille Pagán. This was a recommend from someone or somewhere (I need to start making notes!) And while stylistically the book is without fault the […]

When the Worst Thing Happens

I wrote a blog about childhood warnings and it brought to mind how we spend our lives imagining “the worst thing ever.” Although, there are those things I try very hard not to imagine. Such as anything happening to my children. If I let those fears enter my mind I’m paralyzed and my children would […]

Listening to what your mother says

I bought some gum today. I rarely chew gum anymore. I attended a class on TMJ (jaw clacking, in plain language) and the warning was to never, ever, under any circumstances chew gum. So I don’t. But on this particular day I needed to use a gas station rest room clearly marked for customers only […]

HalfWay to Sixty Events

As some of you know for my sixtieth birthday this year I gave myself a challenge. I have been pretty good for the last five years about eating healthy, exercising and trying to limit my exposure to toxic environmental crud. But I had been gradually slipping, especially in the area of daily exercise. So I […]

August Book Reviews

The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder. Another oldie, published in 1988. I really enjoyed this one. A fifteen year old boy received a letter from his father…who died when he was four years old. In the letter his fathers tells a story. Poignant, mysterious, and wonderful…a quick read. Rate: 4.5 The Light in the Ruins […]


On my recent journey home, just before I went to the airport, I watched a video about the impact cell phones have on our society. There was the fact that no one can memorize anything anymore or remember how to get somewhere or think about what they have to do today, but the fact that […]

My favorite writing groups

I started writing seven years ago. At the time I didn’t have a clue what I was doing so I joined several writing groups and took lots and lots of workshops and classes, both in person and online. Every one of these groups and classes added to my skill base and provided support and contacts. […]

No Filter

I don’t often watch TV. (I do watch Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, so I’m not making any kind of abstinence vow.) I just don’t like the news much anymore, and over the past few years sitcoms have changed or I have changed and they no longer hold my interest. But my husband continues to watch […]