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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

FUTURE TENSE - (note, adult subject matter)

FUTURE TENSE I’ve come to the end of the list of ideas to post on Blogit, humorous bits designed to get people chuckling or take their minds off the crapstorm that is the news these days. Thing One It feels like a nonstop assault, woman after woman coming forward to identify her offender, usually a... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 13, 2017


In the late ‘50s one of my favorite shows on TV was a western, Have Gun, Will Travel. The star of the show was Richard Boone, and according to an article on Google, he was the sixth great grandson of Daniel Boone, the pioneer who explored the frontier and “killed him a bear when he was only three.”... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


I’ve been urging the writers in the WYOS class at the Main Street Center to read one of their stories in a future program. A week or so ago I did a mock-up, a very preliminary rough-cut of a newsletter- style publication, titled “Stories From The Center.” As with many titles, this one has a double... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 11, 2017


Fly away home. Your house is on fire, your children will burn.” When I was a kid mother sent away to some seed catalog for a batch of ladybugs. It seems she had a problem with aphids munching on her rose bushes, and the ad said ladybugs’ fave food is aphids, those little green dots that could be... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 10, 2017


When I got there The Center was bustling as the staff set up for the Veteran’s Day luncheon. There were more than 60 expected guests: WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans and their loved ones. The catered lunch was spaghetti, a tossed salad and bread, topped off with home-baked donated Bundt cakes.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


It was the ‘80s. I was single again, thinking of joining the feminist revolution, “I am woman, hear me roar,” etc… I had kids who spent every other weekend with their dad, was taking two classes a semester, and my job was becoming more a career. There was a conference in Champaign, economic... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


You know how it is some days you get up “on the wrong side of the bed.” You have a borderline headache, and it lingers even after a shot of coffee. Your stomach feels growly and that keeps going even after a bowl of oatmeal. At 8:45 you put on your winter coat. It’s cold outside. November gloomy.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


I’ve been trying to keep it light here on Blogit and on Facebook, to look for the silver lining. No easy challenge these days, given the news we get on TV, from the local papers, online. It’s like walking out the front door to find a flock of vultures lined up and waiting to chomp down on your... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 6, 2017


We were divorced in September of 1981. I told the judge about Fang’s habit of not speaking to anyone for weeks at a time, how he’d fill his plate at the table and go eat by himself in front of the TV. Just fifteen minutes into the hearing, his honor tapped his gavel and said “Divorce granted.” I... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Ghosts in their time

A few days ago a guy walked past my house just as I came out the front door to check the mailbox. He looked so much like the boys' father I had to catch my breath and stared after him - the walk was the same, the build. I didn't get a look at his face, but the shape of his head, the angle of the... Sign in to see full entry.

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