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 […]

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 […]