Serendipity introduced me to my first husband at age 17. A week after our meeting he promised that we would marry some day. I laughed out loud. … Read more “An Anniversary Card To Spouse”
Why Do Polar Bears Like To Live In The Snow?
“Good morning, Dennis,” I greeted the Russian scientist as he sipped the hot coffee we readied for the morning workshop session. (I attended as a volunteer to help the facilitator, The California Gray Whale Coalition, tend to the business of running a workshop smoothly.)
“My grandson called me this morning and wanted me to ask you a question. He wants to know, why do polar bears like to live in the snow?”
What’s Your Line? Dark or White?
It was a warm September 1954 morning when Spouse boarded the bus from his suburban Los Angeles home for his first day of school. When classes finished,… Read more “What’s Your Line? Dark or White?”
Ms. Hester Prynne & The Return of Her Scarlet Letter
Spouse’s face lit up when I answered, “Sex” to his question, “What are you going to write about today? He added a height to his frame as… Read more “Ms. Hester Prynne & The Return of Her Scarlet Letter”
Now I’ve A Soon-To-Be Celebrity Cat
Author’s Note: Here’s the link to the podcast on Animal Radio http://animalradio.com/top.php The interview begins at 00:33:20 Before the day’s commotion begins I like to rise… Read more “Now I’ve A Soon-To-Be Celebrity Cat”
Contraception + Viagra = WTF (Literally & Figuratively)
Neighbors actually talk to each other in my neighborhood. Here’s a recent conversation that I overheard between spouse and another retired man as he walked his dog.… Read more “Contraception + Viagra = WTF (Literally & Figuratively)”
The Power of Post Menopausal Women
I’m still catching my breath after a vigorous walk with a woman who became my friend after seeking me out because, she explained, “I like your energy… Read more “The Power of Post Menopausal Women”
They Eat Horses, Don’t They?
I’m a part-time vegetarian. That means I’m an omnivore but heavy on the herbivore side. In other words, my heart prefers non-meat foods, but my carnivorous soul requires… Read more “They Eat Horses, Don’t They?”
Sit Back–Enjoy The Show–Nosh Venison Sliders
Author’s note: This is a continuation of a series of blogs about the experience of watching my daughter, Chef Dakota Weiss, make her way through Bravo TV’s… Read more “Sit Back–Enjoy The Show–Nosh Venison Sliders”
429 Anti-Inflammatory Flames of Good
This floodgate of what I now call “sparks of light from the prism” amaze me. It is everywhere. I find good deeds in my newspaper’s letters to the editor, on Facebook, in books I’m given, and from random discoveries. A heightened awareness of good seems to foster more good. It also spins my Irish temper into an Irish toast. What would once have given me cause to jump all over some nincompoop now coerce me into smiles and humor.