Kudos to those who enter the arena

I’m a collector of quotes. I find them inspiring, thought provoking and a testament to the author’s ability to put compelling thoughts into succinct words. One of my favorite quotes is from a speech given by our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt. It’s called “The man in the arena.” It’s a favorite because it speaks to […]

Do you remember?

Do You Remember? Eavesdrop on any conversation between a group of middle-aged people and it’s likely that the subject of memory will come up. Often, this is in the form of forgetting the name of a longtime acquaintance. Or the time you temporarily blanked out your destination while driving down the street – grateful that […]

Confessions of a stay at home dog mom

This one is for all the dog lovers out there. I have become one of those “dog-moms” – you may know the type. We’re the ones who talk to their pets as if they are children and thinks everything they do is photo worthy. So, if you don’t get the “pupsession”, you may want to […]

We’re gonna do a go-around

Doing a go-around. In aviation lingo, a “go-around” refers to what is basically a redo for an aborted landing attempt. This can happen for several reasons including; traffic on the runway, weather, faulty approach, landing gear issues, etc. and is a decision made by the pilot or air traffic control for the safety of all […]

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 […]