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July 30, 2018

I have this bad habit of draping my sweater across the opening of my purse. Widthwise.

This morning, on leaving church, my sweater dropped on the step. Again.

I bent down to pick it up.

The lady behind me, trying to get to the rail to hold on, nearly tripped over me.

I apo...

July 27, 2018

We were having lunch with good friend we only see once or twice a year.

Conversation flowed. The usual topics.

  • Mutual friends

  • Children.

  • Grandchildren.

  • Health issues. (inevitable at our age.)

The someone mentioned the R word.


“Yes,” my frie...

July 25, 2018

Oyster sounds pretty darn small to me.

Besides which I don’t like oysters.

Maybe I want my world to be a garden.

Trees and shrubs. Perennials and annuals. Butterflies and Birds and Bees. Spiders and Caterpillars and Praying Mantis and things I can’t even identify.

I even l...

July 23, 2018

I’d decided to study the book of Kings in the Bible.

What a mix of good and bad and “so-so” guys they were.

Then again, there was King Solomon.

A stand-alone king.

God came to him in a dream and asked –

“What do you want?"

One could also say, God asked him what he wished for...

July 20, 2018


I thought of this a week ago as I struggled to do a Pilates roll-up.

I’d been dreaming about getting back to my favorite form of exercise.

And there I was!

I couldn’t do this most basic exercise. Without struggling and modifications.

Even worse was to come.

I needed...

July 18, 2018

I was a happy camper to be told by a nutritionist that there is hope for the roll above and the padding below my waistline.

First thing that will have to go is my daily glass of wine.


Even so, it won’t be a quick fix. Let’s face it. Nothing worthwhile ever is.

In t...

July 16, 2018

I could also say –

A Fond Farewell to the Yellow Submarine.

I’m a car lover.

The Captain’s loves boats.

And thereby hangs my tale.

Of how this ill-matched love affair between cars and boats played out in our life.

For my 70th birthday I was presented with a bright yellow Cor...

July 13, 2018

I love my morning cartoons.

Sometimes I found it to be the only thing worth reading in the daily newspaper.

There are the staples:

  • Blondie and Dagwood.

  • Snoopy.

  • Hagar.

  • For Better or Worse.

  • Pickles.

And then there’s Arlo and Janis. A middle aged ma...

July 11, 2018


I was deep in thought.

Pondering my next masterpiece.

Crafting perfect sentences.

Checking grammar.

Chewing my mental pencil.

I registered a dull,


As the doors were closed with the air conditioning running (95 degrees outside), it was no more than a blip in...

July 9, 2018

I wasn’t too chipper when I woke.

But the remedy was at hand.


Shorts, T-shirt, bathroom visit and off I went, fur babies in tow.

It was a beautiful morning. Ahead of the heat.

I turned off the main road into the development where I walk every morning. Be...