Many of you know I’m writing stories about the experience of aging.
A friend said something to me the other day and it struck home.
Can you guess what happened when I sent the first notification about my upcoming email sabbatical?
Boy, I have been putting this off. I didn’t want to write about it. I started and stopped, trying to find the right approach. But now, I can’t worry if I have it down perfectly. I believe that the readers who follow this blog will understand and appreciate that this is what I mean by Continue Reading »
To Everything There is a Season…and a time to every Purpose: BLOGCATION! Greetings to all in the New Year. Hopefully you had a peaceful and happy holiday with those you love best. It was great hearing from so many of you. Many thanks to Ginnie for this “Squash quoting Shakespeare” photograph, as my Continue Reading »
Once in my twenties, I taped a cocoon to the door of my refrigerator. I didn’t know it was a cocoon. I picked it up gently, brought it home, and taped the the seedpod-like-thing hanging upside down. It reminded me to open the door carefully.
My husband helps old ladies cross the street. He blocks streams of symphony-goers with a strong stocky body, so old ladies can unfold out of chairs and gather their wits and walkers.
No guarantees, this business of planting seeds.
It’s about time I would say. Most people have had theirs for a while now. Some people have been trying like the devil to put a lid on theirs. But I had hit the age where I wanted one: a real honest-to-goodness do-not-give-me-any-shit No. I used to have one—but I lost it—and now it’s found. Continue Reading »
There was a time when leaving the corporate world to live differently was not at all straightforward for me. Some people would say—and they surely have a point—what, are you nuts? But I was someone who had always worked–starting as a kid giving guitar lessons–until we moved from Silicon Valley to Portland. With a Continue Reading »