Happiness comes from within. James (Dec.’18) adds, “Being comfortable in your everyday experiences leads to happiness.”


Nothing much is happening on the dating front. I corresponded with an interesting-sounding man a few times. He wanted to meet me half way between where we live. It was a bit of a drive. I thought about my general state of mind and physical health and didn’t feel any enthusiasm. I didn’t reply. He […]


(Part 1 of 2) Earlier in 2018, Bill and I went to Israel with his father. The time there was like a merry-go-round ride except the scenery changed constantly. I had a long list of things I wanted to see and do. We did our best in the time we had. Israel is a complicated […]


As I was walking into work on a recent dark morning, I looked up at the sky and saw the half moon with two bright stars (I think they were planets.) lined up in a perfect line with the moon. I got to thinking about the Creator that designed everything and threw the constellations and […]


(Part 2 of 3) I enjoy tracking animals –especially in my neighbor’s more wild back lot. Another winter walk after fresh snow revealed a not-yet identified critter. Four sets of tracks were one large and three small. Youngsters appeared to be trailing a parent in a crooked line. The little family had walked from a […]


My mother chose to not have a funeral or a memorial service. Nothing. She was cremated and her ashes were given to her partner (which I had no qualms about.) I was sent a tiny vial of my mother’s ashes that I keep inside a wooden box with praying hands etched into copper. I made […]

Good things…

Good things happen to good people. James (Nov.’18) adds, “Be always kind and good.”


She had become a fixture in that corner of my living room. Helium filled, I received the Mylar balloon for my May 2018 birthday. Though remarkable in her endurance, four months later she began to sag into the chair and her anchor. I cut the ribbon that tethered her and Happy Birthday was free to […]


Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor is it a lack of faith. It is the price of love. It seems as though the year has flown. Now I face the first anniversary of my mother’s death, December 21. […]


One beautiful morning last summer was just right. I was waiting at the bus stop and spotted a bird that you usually don’t see during the day. It’s easier to spot a nighthawk during dusk and at dawn. The birds are called Nighthawks but they look like big huge bats and they fly kind of […]