Words that Roll off Your Tongue

Some time back, during a long drive, I started talking to myself out loud. I listed words I though were fun to say…you know, they kind of roll off your tongue or make you laugh. I wanted to see what other folks enjoyed saying so I asked….Here is the list: Robin: plethora Tiffany: Banana, onomatopoeia, […]

Making Masks

When the public opinion turned and many of us felt that yes, in fact, should be wearing masks, I jumped on the wagon to make and donate masks. Initially I tried out a variety of patterns, then settled on the one I thought most comfortable. I put the word out that I would make masks […]

I’ve Got Nothing to Say

It’s Thursday night, day ten of my quarantine, or “shelter in place” and I don’t have a blog post for tomorrow. I generally write them a few at a time and set up my web page to post on a certain date at a certain time. I keep post it notes of ideas next to […]

Awakening in India

No one wants to sit through a long slide show….but here it is if you are game! A few of my adventures in India and the tales that stick out for me. I was the lucky companion of my “daughter-in-law” Tanya, who was invited to the wedding of two friends. The bride and groom were […]

Colonoscopy cures Jet Lag

Many years ago a friend of mine who travels extensively introduced me to “The Jet Lag Diet” by Ehret and Scanlon. A simple little book, with a plan developed for use at the Argonne National Laboratory, I’m pretty sure for rapid military deployment forces. They wanted those soldiers to be able to hit the ground […]

2020 Birthday Challenge

I have been flip-flopping on my 2020 birthday challenge. As I get older the numbers increase and the thought of doing something 62 times has become for difficult. I thought about splitting it into two categories this year: to dance thirty-one different places (5Rhythms or other) and the second half thirty-one acts of kindness, above […]

Small Talk 101

I don’t like small talk. I never have and I have only gotten worse with time. And in theory, I don’t like gossip, but I find myself falling into that trap all too often. Lately I have been in more situations where small talk is required. So here are some guidelines. Don’t talk about politics. […]

My 2019 Birthday Challenge: 61 Unique Experiences

Each year I give myself a birthday challenge: something to reach for over the 365 days until my next birthday. Admittedly, 2019 challenge of complete 61 Unique events (simply something I had never done before, not necessary that it be planned or good or anything other than unique) fell short on my birthday. But I […]

What you can Learn about Life while at the Scholastic Book Fair

I volunteer for a community group who works at the local school book fairs. I had not been to a book fair in about ten years . My last exposure was memorable: I escorted students with explosive behavior issues on this overwhelming shopping expedition. One student melted down because he didn’t have enough money for […]

On Being Brave

“You travel alone? Aren’t you scared?” This is the most common response when someone learns about how I love to travel alone. But more and more I’m meeting other women who travel alone, and I’m glad the group is growing. When someone commented on “how brave I was” I started to think about that word. […]