If you were to list the milestones of this journey called aging, what would you include? Do you remember when they started? My list would look like this: Gray hair in my thirties. Reading glasses in my forties. A colonoscopy in my fifties. Recently, I added something new to the list that really threw me for a jolt. I’d been ignoring a nagging pain in my hip since last summer. It had gotten progressively worse, and I finally relented and made a doctor’s appointment. As the Continue Reading
If a picture is worth a thousand words …
Is a picture worth a thousand words? If so, I have enough to create my own personal set of encyclopedias. Anyone else share this dilemma with me? When I was packing to make the move to Arizona, I unearthed a forgotten box of photos on a shelf in the basement. I’ll sort these later, I told myself. Well, later was this past month. With all my clubs and activities still shut down, and my favorite college basketball teams at a standstill, I decided to open the box and free up some closet space Continue Reading
So long, 2020!
Hasta la vista, sayonara, au revoir, auf Wiedersehen, 再见, Hágoónee'. Whether in Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Chinese or Navajo, it all translates to the same thing. Good bye, so long, outta’ here. And I might add, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Right? What can a 2020 year-end post say? I chuckled as I read letters received with Christmas cards this year, and suddenly found my inspiration. For the first time, I discovered a pattern I’d not noticed before and I wondered if Continue Reading
Call me Bierka
People have asked me "how did you write a book" or "what was your process" or "when did you decide to become a writer?" First, I'm not even sure I am a writer, except that a week ago, I attended the three-day Erma Bombeck Writing Workshop, virtually of course. It was my third trip to the conference, and yes, Erma confirmed I am a writer, in a twisted, paranormal telepathic whisper. Writing is not a simple process for me, nor anyone, I imagine. My style is best described in the following Continue Reading