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
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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
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
The End of An Era
When you are a mere 20 something, the thought of retirement feels as real as the plausibility of humans rocketing to the moon. You know somewhere in the recesses of your mind that space travel may be a remote possibility in your lifetime but the actual “happening” feels as implausible as……., I guess, taking a … Continue reading
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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
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
A Bygone Era: 1968
Every October, my alma mater, Philips Beth Israel School of Nursing has its annual luncheon. The school of nursing has undergone several metamorphoses since I crossed the threshold into what would become an extraordinary ride. This October was no different as several of my classmates and I decided to attend. Graduates from 1954 through 2017 … Continue reading
Welcome to Scotland; the Best Small Country in The World
Before I knew it I was knee deep packing for Scotland. Every website, travel YouTube video, and weather app, predicted wide variances in temperature, precipitation, and sunshine. As I am a diehard flip flop, short wearing sun worshiper, cloudy skies, the thought of damp, rainy, sun depleted weather left me under enthused. I … Continue reading
Gratitude: Who Me?
Being a woman of a certain age has many advantages. The freedom to be yourself without the worry or care of those nagging voices of public opinion; kids finally on their own, gainfully employed and able to take care of themselves; no more tuition payments, no more pregnancy scares and the ability to go and … Continue reading