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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Heavy Lifting

When I retired my goal was to take charge of my health. That would be my new job. To eat a healthy diet, to exercise, meditate, join a yoga class, journal everyday, join social support groups (e.g. writers, artists etc) and do everything right. It has gone well. Fifty percent of the time. The whole […]

I Want to Be a Gypsy

I have always been fascinated with the concept of gypsies. Examination of my Ancestry DNA results did not indicate any gypsy blood. I was pretty bummed about this. I wanted to account for my itchy feet, my love of wandering, my total joy at seeing something new with an easy explanation of “it’s in my […]


Anyone who follows my blog or is my Facebook Fan or Friend has seen photos of my adorable RV—her name is “The BookMobile.” I use her for my various road and writing trips. She is an older vehicle, bought as a bargain. Three years later she is once again in the shop. I am officially […]


In the course of my training as an educational psychologist I studied the brain. Primarily development and learning. Later in my career, as I moved on to get my MFT license, I worked with the elderly and pursued education in the area of the aging brain. I really liked learning about the brain so much […]

Dancing Shirtless

I wrote last week’s blog regarding my emotional reaction to men dancing without shirts several weeks ago. I have to write blogs ahead of time when I’m traveling, especially to areas with no cell service. It just happened that this time I was at a dance retreat with ninety-nine women at the time that blog […]

The Easter Tail (Yes, T-a-i-l)

Javier watched the mouse every day for a week. He studied the way its tiny feet scuttled across the concrete path, tail like a wire flag waving behind. He admired the effortless rise onto back haunches the mouse used to look around the garden, even though as a rabbit he too could stand up and […]