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Get Real! I will too!

I have just made a mid-year resolution.  I am going to stop saying that I need to get a real job. If there is anyone who knows about jobs, it would be me!  Some of us can’t count as high as the number of jobs that I have had.  A friend told me that I […]

Butterfly Gardens and Fitbits

  Technology regularly gets the blame for creating a world of adult couch-potatoes and screen obsessed kids. With a world of distraction at our fingertips it is easy to get lost in endless, sedentary hours of watching, tapping and scrolling, but lately I’ve had a different kind of technology experience. Encouraged by my sister Julie […]

Oh The Places We Go!

  Last week I biked and hiked along Vail Mountain Pass, windsurfed on a Florida ocean inlet, pub crawled in Ireland, and ate fresh lobster bayside in a small town in Maine.  One day, we rode horses on a Montana wilderness trail.  Oh, I put in a full work week too.  Money and time are […]

Which Moms are Doing it Right?

Much is written about the “mommy wars” – the surprising (to me anyway) instances of women insulting, offending and sometimes outright attacking others for the choices they make in how they raise and support their families. This may not be a recent development but I never noticed it when I was working and raising little […]

Precious Blood

First of all, a disclaimer:  I am not an altruistic person by nature.  Not that I’m totally selfish.  I mean, I open doors for old ladies.  I begrudgingly let a car coming out of a side street get in front of me, even when I’m in a hurry to do something important, like getting a […]

The Trouble with Politics

I may now officially be an “old fart.”  Not because of my age, although I’m knocking on the door of being eligible for Medicare and eight years older than my “old lady” who is in her mid-fifties (sorry, honey, I couldn’t resist).  I feel great.  I exercise regularly.  I don’t have an excessive amount of […]

Because He Said So

Although the calendar still declares another week of winter, our weather has long since transitioned into something more resembling late spring.  I removed the decorative sled from the front porch weeks ago. As winter fades, I take out and revisit one of my favorite, least faded, memories of my father.  In my parents’ home, “Because […]

Rejuvination in my February Garden

Favorite Garden Quotes: A garden is never so good as it will be next year.  ~Thomas Cooper I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. ~Phyllis Theroux Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts. ~Author Unknown There is a true Midwestern […]

Young again! Reprieve and Revelation

I’ve experienced a recent reprieve and from there came a revelation about my thinking. I’m generally OK with my current physical state of being. I feel good, no aches and pains or health issues and I have plenty of energy, mental and physical, to keep up most days! One thing has really been wearing me […]

Richness of Life

I’ve always been one of those people that looks up. I just naturally look at the sky. I marvel at the clouds and the palate of colors swirling above me. This is not always a good thing, especially when I’m driving. But recently, I noticed something majestic, hidden in plain sight. At one particularly busy […]

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