Early Morning Musings

I’m at the age where waking early is the norm. Not just early, but sometimes, really early. Before 5:00am some days. Having two dogs who wake at first light, or sometimes when they sense one of their humans is stirring, only accentuates the habit. That moment of first consciousness in the morning is hard to […]

A Very Covid Christmas

Christmas this year, like every other holiday and milestone since Covid appeared, seems to bring with it a sense of loss and lowered expectations. Our homes won’t be as full as usual as loved ones stay away to thwart the spread of the virus. For the first year since I gave birth to my daughter, […]

Speaking Up for Civility

I recently wrote a guest editorial for the local paper in my hometown. Not just any editorial, but one with a political slant. What was I thinking, right? Am I a glutton for punishment or trolling for a vitriolic social media debate? Well, no.. although I fully expect feedback and even some “not nice” feedback […]

Turbulence in the Time of Covid

Like many others, I haven’t traveled much since the Covid pandemic began. A few day trips and a weekend in Wisconsin had been the only travel for me since my a business trip to LA in January. My daughters move to North Carolina last week necessitated a road trip and a return flight, my first Covid flight.

Treading Lightly

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more outspoken and less concerned with what others think of me. I’m more likely to share my thoughts and opinions on things; politics, current events, the economy, etc. without seeking approval from others. It’s a freeing feeling that many of us achieve around the age of 40. Some call […]

Allow Yourself The Gift of Creating

We are all creative beings.. some may be more than others, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t all driven at times to just “make something”. Something beautiful to look at, compelling to read, delicious to eat or a song to listen to. The question is, are we brave enough to silence the inner critic?  Do […]