Life in the fast lane--where's the on ramp?

Saturday, September 26, 2020

How do you know that?

Two or three days ago I went grocery shopping during the early senior hours. The day was slightly overcast and pleasantly cool - I didn't have to fumble around with sunglasses and adjust them to the face mask. In the uncrowded store and among my peers, there weren't a lot of people going the wrong... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Typical Tuesday - before Covid

Tuesday, Before Bingo Women friends gather at the tables to debate the vital issues of the day: ü What the grown-up kids are Doing Not doing ü Failures of The Establishment ü Vagaries of the weather ü Someone’s recovery process ü All the “ain’t it awful” possibilities ü Remember when… Kenny, who... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

SOMETHING MY SON WROTE - FOUND IN MY FILE

It was beautiful here today. While walking Kaylee on a bike trail through the woods earlier this evening, I was thinking that the quality of light filtering through the trees was reminiscent of sunsets seen when visiting friends and family in Key West. As I was walking and thinking along those... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

JUST WHEN SHE THOUGHT NOBODY UNDERSTOOD...*

Outsider? It was a big surprise to find such lonely thoughts had crossed the mind of a great poet, renowned and revered, introduced by Mrs. N., who stood at the front of the class and bore the brunt of our boredom with po-e-try most of which was beyond me, beyond my poor comprehension. Such study,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 21, 2020

WHAT I FOUND AT MY LAST JOB - FROM 1997

LIFE IN THE RAINBOW Classified Ad: Help Wanted: Office Assistant, SCCC Office of Humanities & Social Sciences I applied for the job because of the school’s diversity. What excited me was its unlimited ethnicity -- skin tones, eyes and cheekbones inherited from ancient peoples, hearts and minds from... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

HISTORY 101

Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the Notorious RBG, passed away on Friday. To say her passing was a loss would be a supreme understatement. It was a shock, even though anybody who was paying any attention to the news was well aware she’d been fighting overwhelming odds in her latest bout with cancer. She’d won... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Tara?

Scarlett O'Hara's home was known as Tara - a Georgian mansion with a portico and Greek columns guarding the front entrance. It was not a place where the Avon lady came calling. A replica of that stately domicile had been built on a large tract of land in southwestern Illinois, a 30-minute commute... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 18, 2020

A MEETING OF THE MINDS

The story goes this young wife climbed out of the bathtub one Saturday morning, wrapped a towel around herself and stepped out into the hallway, thinking she was alone in the house except for her baby who was fast asleep in her crib. To her shock a stranger walked through the back door, took one... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

DON'T BE CONFUSED

When the nation's chief health scientist Dr. Redfield says masks are effective and a vaccine won't be widely available until a year from now, but Donald Trump says we don't need masks and the vaccine will be out by the end of next month - I am not confused. I believe the qualified, trained medical... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

THIRTY MINUTES AT THE DMV

While at the DMV this morning, I noticed a really nice tattoo on the arm of the guy just ahead of me. We’d been exchanging pleasantries to pass the time. I mentioned that my nephew has tattoos on his arms to memorialize his buddies from the service. He pointed to a smaller tattoo next to the major... Sign in to see full entry.

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