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

Sunday, June 17, 2018


I’m not going to write about my own father. He wasn’t in my life when I was a kid, or ever for that matter. But I’ve done some fact-checking and come to a resolution about the why and how of that. It’s no longer an issue for me. About time, since I was 80 before I let it go. I’ve seen and known so... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

A little poem from yesterday

POINT OF VIEW A housewife sweeping her porch saw a girl with a backpack walking by. She thought how nice to be so unfettered and free. A girl, walking away saw a woman sweeping her porch. She thought how nice to be so settled and safe. Plh 6-15-2018 Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 15, 2018


THURSDAY - THE CENTER So yesterday a new couple showed up at the Write Your Own Story session: Ray and Gloria. They’d been invited by Sandy and I could see they were feeling a bit tentative. But they had brought yellow legal tablets and pens – so they were more prepared than many first-timers who... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 14, 2018


Tuesdays were my mornings at The Main Street Center’s front desk. My job included greeting people, reminding them to sign in, and if they had questions, either answering them or sending them on to Sara – the director – or Michelle, who manages the meals on wheels program. Other volunteers on hand... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Monday morning I was in an unusually good mood, even for a Monday. I’d taken my 14-year-old Corolla to the repair shop because the check engine light was on, and the diagnostic said it was an emissions blip, probably caused by the heat and humidity and I had maybe not tightened my gas cap enough.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


THE WELFARE QUEEN’S DAUGHTER Since I’ve been working with the Write Your Own Story program at the Main Street Center I’ve been thinking along the lines of pulling the writings together as a memoir. There are true stories of triumph over adversity, human, relatable. For instance: As a member of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 11, 2018


I finally did the right thing (for me) and unfriended someone on Facebook. Ever since I first met this gal she’s had a unique way of finding the dark cloud behind every silver lining. But we worked on projects together, so I treated her as a friend. After I retired we kept in touch by phone and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 10, 2018


Guy I know, let’s call him Dave, has been dealing with a controlling, vengeful on-again, off-again girlfriend for a year or so. He’s the kind of guy who’d give anyone the shirt off his back. He couldn’t resist rescuing the beyutch when she claimed to be trying to get away from an abusive ex.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 9, 2018


THURSDAY (continued) Our newbie, another Pat, had to follow Ibbie’s amazing bit about the day hope died (remembering Bobby Kennedy). She wrote about how her dad founded a dental supply business, how she stepped into it and had one of the top jobs in the new entity once it was sold. Clearly her... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Write Your Own Story Session

THURSDAY I have to admit that when I grabbed my tote bag and headed out for The Center and the WYOS session I was of half a mind to quit that gig. I was feeling picked on because they’d hired someone to take my Tues. slot and four other volunteers’ places. No need to repeat previous posts about my... Sign in to see full entry.

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