Activist, Who Me?


  Activist = campaigner, protester, objector, militant, advocate; forward looking, advanced, innovative, ahead of its time, avant-garde On Facebook this week I received an invitation to join #Pantsuitnation (more info here). Although I'd heard about it prior to election day and knew it was meant as a visual way to support the first woman candidate … Continue reading Activist, Who Me?

In the After…


So much pain, fear, and for some--absolute agony and despair. Surprisingly, I'm almost glad that I am not trying to raise children in an environment that's become so fraught with divisive and negative language and actions. Years and years of watching news reports about political violence following elections in other countries, I could not have … Continue reading In the After…

Now What?


Throughout this entire, long, drawn-out, nasty campaign for the Presidency of the United States I have kept opinions to myself. I would not engage in ANY political discussions with anyone: family, friend, coworker or stranger in line at the grocery store. I even kept my mouth shut watching the third presidential debate with my husband … Continue reading Now What?

Lucille (weekly photo challenge)


This week's photo challenge (Rare) got me thinking about how rare it is for me to have an elderly person in my life.  Last week we took our friend and former neighbor, Lucille, out for her birthday--her 89th birthday!  been in assisted living now for 3 years; since her third, and last, fall in her home. She does not have … Continue reading Lucille (weekly photo challenge)

Do You Know How To Polka?


Isn't that a great word: polka?!  Today's writing prompt is about words that sound like the thing they describe (personal favorites: puffin; bulbous; fidgeting). The prompt conveniently fits with my theme for next couple of days. As I come to the close of my year of thanks, I'm reposting the first 7 blogs I wrote--this was my … Continue reading Do You Know How To Polka?

Timmy’s Family Restaurant


My husband and I were on a ride around town this afternoon, driving slow and taking in the sites.  Sometimes when I'm driving and another car is following, the husband will get a little antsy and ask me to pull over to let the car pass.  Even though I'm doing the speed limit and it … Continue reading Timmy’s Family Restaurant

Vietnam War Memorial, Never Forget


In honor of Memorial Day 2014 When I was in college we had different speakers come to our dorms in the evening to talk with us.  An effort to extend the learning outside the classroom and a chance for faculty members to "connect" with students differently, we would listen to professors or staff who had … Continue reading Vietnam War Memorial, Never Forget