Ethical Company

I just have to share the experience I had the other day that made me aware of the fact that there truly are ethical companies out there! I wanted to order leggings (for dancing, of course) which work the best with my new high tech, robotic leg braces. I searched (and surfed) around for a […]

Book Reviews April 2019

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende. Always one of my favorite writers, Allende didn’t disappoint me this time around. The complex, tender, emotions between people of different backgrounds, she introduces us to Richard Bowmaster, a lonely Brooklyn professor, Evelyn Ortega, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala and Lucia Maraz, a visiting academic from Chile. […]

Poetry Club April 2019

A small group this month, as many of us are traveling. Special Thanks to Susan Rushton for sending me the notes. As I wasn’t there, I can’t comment on how others felt about the poems, only my opinion. I read each one aloud, because the one thing I have learned: POEMS NEED TO BE READ […]

Support Groups for Eating (vs eating support groups)

I have talked a bit about cancer support groups, but now I’m going to talk about a different kind of group. I recently joined up with Marina Francis for her Eating Authentically group. I didn’t do it because I want to lose weight. I have lost weight. Over and over again. Things like Weight Watchers, […]

Book Reviews March 2019

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. Aha…a non-fiction, nearly textbook type read, but rather amazing. Sadly, I read this after the forest fires had devastated huge areas of California. And after a neighbor’s oak had broken and the other half was removed to safeguard the human lives underneath it. (Mine!) Yes, this author, […]

Eating as a Geography Lesson

My husband and I don’t go out to eat nearly as much as we used to. For one, the choices in our area are not what we view as our “favorite type” of dining out. What we both love is finding a small, family run restaurant owned by people from another country. We eat early […]

FREE Audible Give Away

This year I took my writing a step further and explored the idea of having one of my novels produced as an audio book. I took a webinar, studied articles on line and made the decision to hire a narrator (although one day I hope to narrate other books myself). After the production, the next […]

March Poetry Club

Once again, I have to say, I LOVE Poetry Club. The discussion always segues from the poems recited or read by members into topics of high interest to all. This month we started off with two poems from Susan. The first was a fun experiment in participation of the poem “Overheard in a Saltmarsh” by […]

Forgetting (Again)

So there are times in my blogs I refer to something in a very vague manner…because I can’t remember the details. I know that this is normal aging. In fact, when I was a therapist I took extra continue education in the area of aging, because I interned in convalescent hospitals. So I know in […]

Life Without a Mirror

The other day, one of those when I actually picked a nice shirt out of the closet rather than pull on a t-shirt from the pile of laundry waiting to be folded, a woman smiled at me and told me I was very beautiful. It’s a nice thing to hear. I have taught myself to […]