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

Sunday, November 4, 2018

ARTFUL DODGING

Friday morning, foggy and chill, I head early to the store, hoping to get there before the aisles are crowded with moms and dads doing their weekly grocery runs. I forget this is the exact time the stocking crew is busy in every aisle, sometimes two at a time all over the store. I have my hair... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

WASH UNIV DEVELOPING NEW MED

Ordinarily I leave news of the outside world to the news channels and print media, but this story brought me such hope I just had to share it. I may have the details blurred a bit, but here’s the gist of the story: Scientists – medical researchers – at Washington University Med Center in St. Louis... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 2, 2018

PATRIOTIC ESSAY CONTEST

Larry came by our Write Your Own Story group on Thursday, seeking a favor. He’s the Commander of our local VFW post, retired Air Force and also retired from the USPS – late sixties, well-groomed, military bearing – clearly accustomed to a certain level of respect – an alpha male. Nice guy. He’d been... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

‘TIS THE SEASON ???

I told myself a couple days ago, when it was 70 degrees outside and sunny, that I ought to get out and do my holiday shopping now, before the weather turns. Get the packages mailed early, cards too, especially since the season is going to be complicated by my cataract surgery and as always, dreary... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

TREATS, OR TRICKS?

Last Tuesday when I went to work the morning shift at The Center’s front desk, I took along a couple of crocheted hats to donate for the door prize drawing at Bingo. In keeping with the Halloween theme, they were orange and black, each with a giant crocheted spider perched at the crown. The Center’s... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

IT'S ABOUT YOU

Something that has been floating in my mind has settled now, the hot disappointment that kept it aboil has cooled. I’d been talking trash back at the TV as newscasters showed clips of campaign yapping as the man who’s supposed to be our leader again makes every situation fractious. The icing on the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 29, 2018

POLISHING 'THE' DESK

Most nights I’m awake every hour and a half, due to OAB. Some nights it’s hard to get back to sleep, but every once in a while I get in a solid three or four hours, time enough to dream, and sometimes wake up remembering it. A couple nights ago, perhaps because of all the political ads on TV and the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

CHANGE OF PACE

A week or so ago my son, now 57, reminded me of the time when he was a kindergartner and his younger brother was a year behind and they were always together growing up. Some old song came on the radio as we were driving someplace and he said he remembered when his dad and I would shove the kitchen... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

THURSDAY, REDUX

Even though I was Oscar the Grouch, and didn’t want to poke a whisker out of my own private garbage can, I pulled up my big girl britches and went to The Center for Write Your Own Story. Things were good and bad once I got there. Good: someone had made coffee. Bad: the printer was on the fritz, so I... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 26, 2018

THURSDAY AT THE CENTER -

I was fog-brained, coming down with a cold. I did not want to be there, and was dead certain the topics I’d chosen were stupid. #1 was nursery rhymes and stories: Did you read the Mother Goose stories when you were a child, did your mom or dad read to you? #2, the fiction topic was a situation;... Sign in to see full entry.

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