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How Can I Spell Excitement?

L O N D O N I N M A R C H 2020 That’s how! Yes! Excitement abounds Plane ticket is booked … only one tiny meltdown occurred when a honors card wasn’t transferred into my name and I called customer service. But tears are okay, right? *!* Please help a first-timer out with…

2019 in Quotes and Happy 2020

January – June “Those you love will go through hard times. Don’t give up on them. Patience + Caring + Empathy = Love.” — Unknown “You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.” -– Unknown “When he became ill,…

S.T.O.P.

Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify…

Matter or No Matter

“There comes a time for healingno matter how broken you are right now;no matter how heavy your heart is right now.There comes a time when you will go outsideand let the sun shine on your faceand let the wind touch your hairand you will not be tired by just simply being awake.There comes a time…

Adventures of Bad Grandma

Grandma is in town working, so son and daughter-in-love got a rare opportunity to leave the littles at home and go on a date night tonight. I love my grand littles. They are sweet, cuddly, and have more energy than a titanium spring. But grandma kept them busy. We played with cars We played with…

Are You Courageous?

“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” – Shannon L. Alder Do you consider yourself to be courageous? I’m afraid that courage is something sorely lacking in my life. Empathy? Yes. Strength? It’s been said. But…

Christmas Reflections – In Loving Memory Of and Onward Ho

Happy day after… My bittersweet yet happy Christmas was spent with family The day was festive with smiles and an undercurrent of sadness. Remembering loved ones with traditions observed: “A Christmas Story” playing on continuous loop – check Thoughtful gifts given and received – check Chinese takeout – check Fireball remembrance shots – check I…