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
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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
A New Road Taken, one babyboomer’s fond farewell to yesterday
Have you ever held onto a dream for such a long time that doubt invariably weaves in and out of your consciousness, mocking and taunting the very veracity of that dream? As the dream slowly but surely evolves into reality, it almost feels anticlimactic, somewhat surreal. After a lifetime in New York, we said goodbye … Continue reading
Making Dreams Come True: One Baby Boomer’s Farewell to Yesterday
The buyer’s bank appraiser just left. As I watched him sit in his car, jotting down notes from his inspection of my house, the reality of what lie ahead finally jolted me like a thunderbolt unceremoniously catapulting into its target. We are really moving. Years of dreaming, hoping, wishing, and praying for that move to … Continue reading
A Mother’s Love
Religion is a formidable subject, probably more so today than ever before. Several wars, The Inquisition, The Crusades, slavery, terrorism, and the ethnic and sectarian conflict in Africa among others, have all been justified through the interpretation or more aptly the misinterpretation of misguided followers of religion. On the other hand, and I know I … Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Me!
Yesterday was my birthday. My 6th decade of life has been filled with awe, wonder, astonishment, extreme loss and unbelievable gratitude. The tragic and unfathomable rise in suicides across the globe targets young, old, rich, poor, the disenfranchised, and the bullied with equal strokes of despair. Many of us were indoctrinated with the intrinsic belief … Continue reading
Pickleball Camp, Here We Come!
For those of you who follow my Facebook page, you know by now that I, and a few of my Pickleball friends, attended Pickleball Camp, in New Durham, New Hampshire. The five hour drive, sleeping in a kids’, low frills, one room cabin, and the very idea of unfettered “bugs” did not deter us. In … Continue reading
30-Day Get Lean in 2018 Challenge Day 5: Tips for a Complete Pantry Clean Out | LIVESTRONG.COM
You’re eating healthier and tracking your food choices and nutrition, so let’s take it up a notch and give your pantry a makeover. Cleaning out your… — Read on http://www.livestrong.com/article/1012182-30day-slim-down-challenge-day-5/
Death By Chocolate!
What better way to cap off two hours of intense Pickleball playing than to saddle up to the local diner for delicious mouth watering ice-cream; throw in a side of crispy French Fries and all is right with the world. Between playing Pickleball and inhaling the ice-cream desserts the endorphin rush was amazing. But today’s … Continue reading
The Conundrum of Change
I know I’m blessed. I actually repeat this mantra at least once a day especially now when it’s hard to make sense of the nonsensical. Since the last election, I can’t believe how many times I’ve actually engaged in heated discussions with people from both sides of the aisle. What’s absolutely amazing about this is … Continue reading