Summertime vibe

June 23, 2024
I'm just back from the Pacific Northwest, and even there the summertime vibe is in full swing, though we're barely past the official start date. In a future post I'm going to tell you about our plans to retire up there and our thought process for choosing a community. But not today. Instead,...

Life worked out, just not the way I thought it would

May 20, 2024
It worked out, but not like I thought it would. Oh my gosh, is that true or what? We can make all the plans we like, but two roads are always going to diverge...

Welcome to the soda shop

May 19, 2024
Somme of my favorite bloggers are sharing their thoughts again this week in our virtual soda shop. Meryl's on break this week, but everyone else is present and...

When things we thought were unnecessary are actually quite ...

May 16, 2024
This hangs in my little home in Rochester, NY and since it's on the refrigerator, I look at it a lot. (Ok, maybe too much. But that's another post) I love it,...

When dreams die

May 13, 2024
Pardon me, while I grab a tissue to wipe away tears. A lovely couple who have cared for our pups during vacations for more than a decade are leaving the U.S. to...

Talkin’ ’bout my generation..

May 8, 2024
When I was younger, I had neither time nor the inclination for nostalgia. There was no past--just the present. The young present. The "now" of my generation. But...

Goodbye, Grey’s Anatomy

May 6, 2024
Has it really been almost 20 years since Meredith, Derek,Christina, Bailey, Izzie, April, Jackson, Dr. Webber and the other original cast members appeared on my screen...

Love you, Jiminy Cricket, but enough is enough!

April 30, 2024
Besides trying to manage the worst flea season in history, we have now been invaded by crickets. A few months ago I noticed a constant chorus of chirping in our...

Until … until when?

April 25, 2024
This is a photograph (or maybe a painting, I can't remember) I saw last year in an exhibition at the George Eastman House Museum in my hometown of Rochester, NY.  I...

What’s so hard about giving grace?

April 22, 2024
I'm not sure I ever understood what giving grace really meant until recent years. It means giving someone: the chance, the time and the ability to make mistakes...

Fragility and strength: the beauty of glass art

April 18, 2024
Welcome to the Corning Museum of glass, about an hour and three-quarters from my hometown of Rochester, NY. It's huge---so huge! Fascinating--historically and...

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