Oh, January. Oh, my vast trove of memories from Januaries I have lived through. I’m glad to have survived 62 Januarys over my lifetime, and every one has this distinction because it’s the first month of a new year. There was a time when I was big on publishing my New Year’s resolutions. I would […]
As this blog is a repository of my feelings, actions, and deeds over the course of my life, I often like to go back and see what I was writing on this same month, in previous years. The part that always gets me is how long ago you can scroll back, that has been that […]
Allysia Finley explains some principles that are basic and simple, yet to me vastly and almost ridiculously hard to understand.
I am flying to Porto, Portugal to join a cruise from west to east on the Douro River on the Scenic Azure, a small river ship.
June and it’s over for us here in the U.S. I commented today about how surprised I have been that the pandemic has lasted as long as it has. I have to say, despite whoever is still mask-wearing and fretting, damn it, it’s over. We survived, and it is only weeks before every venue and […]
I’ve been spending what feels like a spectacular amount of time solitary, all alone these past few months, and it has lost the charm it once had. During the height of the pandemic of 2020, it all felt fine to hunker down, day after day, night after night. I spent the first half of 2020 […]
It’s been seventeen months since I last saw my sisters and my mother. Like the rest of us during the Annis Horribilis, nobody has been able to see their families, and for me, it was absolutely refreshing to come down to New Jersey homestead once again and visit with the people I grew up with. […]
It’s hard to describe but anyone who has ever had dread knows just what it is. That looming fear, that thing hanging over you, that potential disaster just a ticking time bomb away. I used to have this sometimes when I worked for companies instead of myself. I was parking my car at the post […]
It’s a super chilly early March day out there, the kind of day when you’d much rather put another log on the fire than go outside, I want to walk but….come on, too cold. Hoping it warms up soon. I like this photo I captured of a tiny girl walking with dad when I was […]
Vaccination: My village had a vaccination clinic manned by local volunteers and the select board, after a year of this and I can’t wait for it to be over.
Saturday musings, looking back at the many times I’ve written about Saturday on my blog.
Around the world, huge megaprojects bigger than anything before are continuing to move ahead.