I recently took a walk on a bright, warm and sunny, fall afternoon. To me the colors of fall in New England are "Magic"! But this one, once I made some changes with the Pixlr app, looked just as magical as anything I'd snapped in color. It's Queen Anne's Lace which grows everywhere around me, particularly … Continue reading Fall Magic
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?
It’s what Christmas lights do for me, they twinkle. I especially like the small, white lights on my tree or front porch, or in the wreaths that hang on our windows and doors. My husband, on the other hand, likes colored lights but tolerates my need for the holidays to be filled with all that … Continue reading Twinkle Lights
Who doesn't like cake, really, who? The daily writing prompt from yesterday is one I just can't let go by without a response! I know there are people who say they don't like cake, but I'm going to de-bunk a couple of silly excuses right now! "I don't like chocolate." (There are lots of other flavors: lemon, vanilla, … Continue reading Cake, A Love Story
It is five years since I was diagnosed and then had my thyroid removed. The time from suspicious cells being found through the fine needle biopsy to the complete thyroidectomy, was only 7 weeks. Not a particularly long period of time in the grand scheme of things, but by all accounts in the reading and … Continue reading It’s that time of year, again!
I just came across this draft of a post from 2013 that I never published. I still like it, so here it is. Our cat still sits atop the jelly cupboard every day, perhaps with the hope of a reply from the faces in the picture...who knows really what cats are thinking? The Weekly Photo … Continue reading Cat Chat
April is National Sexual Assault on Campus Month 2015. I wouldn't have thought much of it except that while I was watching the Road to the Final Four, there were so many PSAs played during timeouts it was hard to ignore (I know, that's the point of PSAs). Also, as it happens at the beginning of that … Continue reading It’s On Us
I'll admit that for the Weekly Photo Challenge I had to look up the word "ephemeral" and when I did found this: "something short-lived, lasting but a moment". The first pictures that came to mind were the ones taken of me rather than by me. These two are among some of my recent favorites and … Continue reading I Had to Look This One Up!
If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick? I tend to think of myself as a jack of all trades and master of none, as the saying goes; often calling myself a "generalist" in my work life. I know a little bit … Continue reading Jack of All Trades, Master of None
My Mom is in the hospital. She will be okay after a surgery that will reorganize her twisted stomach and diaphragm. If you've read any of the other posts about my family you know that I am one of eight children, so our mom is not lacking for company as she sits in her hospital … Continue reading The Cardiologist