I like to think of myself as an empathetic person who is able to feel compassion for people in...Read More
If you’ve been to my home since 1981, you’re bound to have sipped a coffee or tea from these favorite of the mugs in my cupboard. In fact, when I looked there this morning, I laughed as I realized they remain the only cups I have ever purchased! The rest have been given by companies or friends. That latter makes a mug special to me, but none as special as those I collected paycheck-to-paycheck oh-so long ago.Read More
Ah, the stuff we collect over the many years of our lives. Family and friends know how often I’ve moved, so pack-ratting is not a part of my DNA. But I have to admit to being sentimental about certain of my belongings … how about you? When do you keep a thing and when do you move it on?Read More
Is there something in your house that you have to do and you hate to do and you put off doing it as long as you can? No, I’m not talking about dusting—which is right at the top of things that have to be done that I deplore doing. As a kid, I’d put the brush attachment on the old can vacuum and use it inhale the dust from furniture and suck up cigarette butts from the ashtrays. Until I clogged the machine and mom caught me and made me go back to using a rag.
But I digress…
Since there’s nothing I can do to change other people’s behavior, I must adjust my attitude. Sigh, I get it and promise I will start appreciating the humor people provide and the niceness that exists in the world and everyone who is kind when our paths cross. Tomorrow.Read More
Over fifty and laid off? Or tired of what you’re doing and you’re looking for a brand new challenge? What’s next? Do you get the same job? With some good fortune, you may be alive another forty years, working for another fifteen (or more), where do you want to channel your efforts?Read More
If you live in a seasonal area like the northeastern USA, what do you do in the wintertime to keep your sanity on course and your croquet balls and mallets in the garage rather than zooming around the living room?Read More
People are endlessly interesting. We humans are entertaining and unusual and quirky and have unique backgrounds and experiences and passions. What’s not to enjoy? Ah, but to find out these aspects of each other, we have to dive deep and share what lives on the inside of our hearts.Read More
Isn’t it better to learn from the sad moments we stumbled through as teenagers and plunge fully forward, loving adulthood, than it is to wallow in what didn’t go perfectly forty years ago?Read More
How do you want to age? Sitting still or going full tilt at life? I want to go out like my favorite pair of Levi Jeans–worn just right and comfortable to the end.
What type of jean would you want to liken yourself to?Read More
A Year in the World, Frances Mayes
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