A Good Death

So, occasionally I think about death. Not obsessively or in a bad way, but face it, I’m older and some of my friends have died. I am definitely in a different phase of life than I was five years ago. All of sudden material things have very low value. (This is a good thing because […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]