I Had to Look This One Up!


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!

Jack of All Trades, Master of None


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

The Cardiologist


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

As Summer Winds Down


I was wondering when we'd see a writing prompt about the beginning of the school year; here's today's:  As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved? I loved going back to school for most of … Continue reading As Summer Winds Down

525,600 Minutes: How Did I Measure My Year?


When I started thinking about how to frame this last post of my "year", all I could hear in my head was this song from RENT.  I've never seen the movie or play; I just am always so moved by this particular song.  The hair on my arms and the back of my neck practically … Continue reading 525,600 Minutes: How Did I Measure My Year?

When Your Kids Go Back to School, Thank a Teacher


School starts soon, I know this not only because of the date, but because everything is about the back to school sales--regardless of the type of store (remember this commercial from Staples?).  The second post of my blog was to thank some of my favorite teachers.  If you haven't' thanked a teacher, either your own … Continue reading When Your Kids Go Back to School, Thank a Teacher

Before It Took a Village


Before the idea of "it takes a village" was popularized in the 1990's, we who lived in the village already knew the secret to successful kids!  It was with that in mind that I wrote this post to thank the grown ups in my life who looked out for me when I was a kid.  … Continue reading Before It Took a Village