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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

CONNECT ANYWAY

This is my newest little memo to myself: Connect anyway. Touch and be in the moment, hug your friends and kinfolk, listen and wait for their punch lines. Yes, there’s a risk. They could go away again, off to another place, or to that better place we all go in the end. Yes, you can find yourself... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

ILLEGAL, IMMORAL OR FATTENING

Sign of the times, when the Beatles, Elvis and so many others were in their heyday, "Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening." I was a mom in those days, but not so parenty that I couldn't get up on the dance floor on a Saturday night and 'twist again, like I did last summer.' They... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 18, 2019

SEATTLE ON MY MIND

Experiencing a heaping helping of self-pity this morning, thinking “if only” this and that, (especially an end to this cold, dark winter) would make it all hunky-dory. It’s Monday, a holiday, the streets are clear, no snow in today’s forecast, but I can't work up the gumption to get out and do...... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD

In the 60s and 70s we lived in a historic neighborhood known as Leclaire. It had been established – the streets laid out, the sewer systems, electric service, etc. – in an area that had previously been orchards and farms adjacent to a factory known as the Wagner complex. Along about the 1890s they... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

THURSDAY AT THE CENTER

This week’s class went a little better than last week’s Write Your Own Story group. But it wasn’t much fun, either. The previous session had been totally disorganized and contentious. For one thing the Center’s printer was down, so I didn’t have handouts and had to read the page to them. The new guy... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 15, 2019

THE TOILET PAPER CONUNDRUM

We moved to a “southern” town in Illinois after my mother-in-law’s son was discharged from the army in early 1955. We’d been married about a year when we got to “Bountiful.” Within a few weeks or so with the aid of his folks, we put a down payment on a little house on Logan Street, just a block and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

JUST JOKIN’

My kids, like most, enjoy jokes and pranks, a trait they picked up from their dad. When Rusty & Rich were eight or nine there were bikes to maintain at times, spokes to tighten, tires to be replaced, mud to be hosed off. Naturally their dad told them about a prank he’d pulled as a kid. It seems... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME

At The Center many of the regulars feel like family these days, even those I only know over the phone. For instance there’s a woman named Libby, one of our home delivered meals clients. I knew her family years ago because her husband worked at the university and we talked about his wife and children... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CENTERED

Since my shift at The Center started at 8:00 – and since I didn’t wake up until 6:30 – there was no time to check in at Blogit before I left the house. I had to shower, blow dry my hair, make coffee, put together a lunch bag (no time to eat). In bygone days I used to get up at 5:00, take five... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 11, 2019

MISS CRANKY PANTS IS IN THE HOUSE

I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name it felt good to be out of the rain. La la la la – la la la la, la la la la la… In the desert you can remember your name, ‘cause there ain’t nobody there to give you no pain. La la la la – la la la la, la la la la la… So, this woman asks me what it... Sign in to see full entry.

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