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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
After several weeks of sheltering at home, I’ve had a lot of time to think. And on a day where I just didn’t know what to do with myself, when I felt I wasn’t getting enough work done, when I just couldn’t get excited about organizing yet another closet, I had an “aha” moment. It […]
Now that social distancing has become a “thing” and we are navigating the new normal facing us during this Coronavirus pandemic, I’ve been attempting to make this time productive, keep sane and wherever possible learn from it. Like most of us, I’m concerned for family and loved ones who are at high risk; my elderly […]
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 […]
The onset of the Winter in the Midwest has most people lamenting the long, cold, dreary season. Once the first snow falls and as the days get shorter, moods tend to darken as well. Dreams of trips to our “happy place”, the southern climes, the desert, the beach, where layers upon layers are not required […]
We moved. Twenty years after building the house we’d raise our two kids in, in the neighborhood we’d grow attached to, where thousands of memories took root.. we decided it was time for for a change. Twenty years between moves is a long time for most people and to be honest, we never thought we’d […]
A good friend and I recently met for lunch to catch up on each other’s lives. While we made our ways through our greens and grains salad bowls, The topic of technology addiction came up and we discussed some insights into what’s it’s doing to our relationships and the way we function.