Who’s in Control here?

Who’s in control here? There are few things in life that we can truly control. That’s a tough lesson for people who like to have things go just so, without a hitch and on time. And while serendipity sometimes cooperates and things work out as desired, we are never fully in control – or are […]

I’m gonna need a bigger pill case

At a recent physical, my health care provider informed me that my cholesterol, which has always been borderline high, had soared higher yet and that it was probably time to start taking a statin. Statins are a class of drugs designed to reduce cholesterol in the bloodstream. Elevated cholesterol can lead to heart attacks and […]

Friends for the Ages

I’ve always enjoyed connecting with people who fall outside of my age group. I’m a tail-end “boomer” but I’m not fan of painting entire generations with a simple moniker. It’s a convenient way of describing a group of people who happen to be born within specific dates in history but also a practice that slots […]

My Covid Story: Didn’t dodge that bullet after all..

We will all eventually have a Covid story to tell. They will all be different. Mine started out as a sore throat. Here’s how the next five days went. Day 1: It started as a tickle in my throat. I was dining outside at a restaurant with friends when I started feeling a little run […]

Christmas Eve Date Night?

For the first time in.. forever (?) my husband and I will celebrate Christmas Eve with just the two of us. Not much has been “normal” this past year, so why should Christmas Eve be any different? So how did this unplanned date night come to be – considering my a huge family, our two […]

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 […]