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 […]

That IS How I Feel

I’m working through an issue, and lucky you, I’m sharing. There is an group I belong to that meets regularly (once a week, if I go every time.) It is a large group of folks, mostly strangers, who dance and meditate together. I have made friends with some dancers, but for the most part this […]

May Book Reviews

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (published 1920). I’m not one for classics, but every once in awhile I dip into one. This was a good read, well written flow, but what a perspective. It was one of those books I had to look up when I finished because I didn’t “get” the end. […]

Score of Ten

So here is another tale about my sister. Maybe it’s because I turned sixty but I keep thinking about how we were raised. My mother showered us with praise. She always told us we were the smartest, prettiest, most likely to succeed in every way. I’m not saying we didn’t get in trouble for misbehaving…and […]

April Book Reviews

Judas by Amos Oz. Another one I didn’t finish….but not because it wasn’t good. It actually is good, but complex. The story of a Jewish scholar who goes to live with an old man as a companion and their conversations, with a bit of a love story thrown in. Anyway…lots of amazing information and I […]

Reading Around the Table

So I’m the first one to think that children on devices isn’t a good thing. As a retired educational psychologist, I feel that there are certain basic needs that children are provided through integration and interaction with other people. Reading, playing, waiting, finding something to do…there have been many articles on the impact of today’s […]

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 […]

More March Book Reviews

Since we are minus Marlene’s book reviews and I am reading a LOT, two posts this month. The Mermaid’s Daughter by Ann Claycomb. Wow. That’s it in a nutshell. I am writing to this FIRST NOVEL author and crossing my fingers that she will let me interview her for my blog. This is one of […]

Theoretically

My new favorite word is “Theoretically.” (Just a note, I couldn’t spell it…had to look it up.) I use this word to escape obligation and responsibility. For example: Friend “Have you been writing a lot? Are you almost finished with another book?” My reply “Theoretically.” Translation: I have all my things out or maybe even […]

March Book Reviews

The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow. The story told in multiple time lines about a woman who was a seamstress for Buckingham palace and locked up in a mental hospital when she got pregnant from an affair with The Prince of Wales. Quilt tells her story. Clever author uses various point-of-views through taped interviews and […]