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An American Tragedy: The Murder of George Floyd

My heart is broken. The sheer horror, pathos, dehumanization, and evil depicted in that video will never be erased from my mind. What is seen can not be unseen. I keep agonizing about what George Floyd’s last thoughts were. He started his day breathing in the fresh air of Minnesota, running errands, saying hello to … Continue reading

It’s Much Too Early to Say Goodbye

I couldn’t believe that text….. it must be a mistake. It seemed like I had just left a condolence message on her voicemail hoping we would connect, but knowing all too well how her heart was breaking by the loss of her dear sister, I would just give her time. Terry and I were work … Continue reading

Weight!! It's Not Funny!

One baby boomer’s continuous battle with the scale Shelter-in-house, social distancing, self isolation, imposed quarantine…….. essentially, all mean the same thing……. resisting that ever living lure of my nemesis, the refrigerator! Going to work, hanging out with friends, or simply running errands puts distance between me and my attempts to limit grazing but at least … Continue reading

How A Television Show Changed My Perspective

I am addicted to the UK version of the show “Long Lost Family.”  Episode after episode, birth mothers search for the children they were often forced, coerced or just to young to care for; children, many of whom were raised in loving adoptive families, search for decades for their birth parents. Regardless of the circumstances … Continue reading

Living the Dream

It’s been awhile, I know, but as you can imagine, sometimes life just gets in the way. Relocating to Florida has been an extraordinary, life changing journey.  Realizing a decades old dream has been surreal. I truly, never thought (a) I would be able to retire……. retirement was for other people not necessarily me and … Continue reading

Dreams Can Come True, Just Believe!

One of the many blessings my generation of baby boomers can experience is the success and happiness of your adult children. Sometimes the hardest lesson is learning how to keep silent when your child veers off the course you expected them to take. Most of our apprehension is rooted in fear of the unknown or … Continue reading

A Baby Boomer’s Note to Younger Self

It’s Saturday night, clock ticking towards midnight, and I’m watching a 2006 movie, The Devil Wears Prada. I bet I am one of a handful of people on earth who has never seen its first run, or its second, or its continuous reruns on cable, Netflix, or any other streaming service. The Devil Wears Prada … Continue reading