Our summer has just started officially. It is a little past 5:43pm Eastern Standard time which is the summer solstice on June 20, 2020. I decided to make this year’s event memorable even if I celebrate quietly. I can’t remember the last time I paid to attention to the actual time of the summer solstice.Continue reading “It’s summer and I am remembering from childhood…”
Have you ever felt alone despite being in a room full of people? Although I have not recently experienced that, I have in my past. As we enter our sixth week of “stay at home” protocol, I am finding the Covid-19 virus has entered my circle of family and friends. It does not surprise meContinue reading “Alone in a room full of people”
A quick search on “new normal” and you will find numerous discussions. I think it is best described as “a previously unusual occurrence that has become commonplace”. In my lifetime the phrase has been used: after 9/11 to describe the security changes exemplified with travel restrictions; loss of job security as manufacturing moved to lowContinue reading “A new normal”
Several years ago I intentionally stopped watching news on…..
We observe day light savings starting today….
I am missing my mom. It will be one year since her death this March 16th. It does not seem possible a year has almost passed. I am helping my dad with his taxes and as a result there are many reminders of a year ago and how much she was suffering during that time.Continue reading “Missing my mom….”
I am struggling with the term retired. The on-line dictionaries define the adjective retired as “left one’s job and cease to work.” I prefer “having concluded one’s working or professional career.” Even that does not suit me perfectly. I tried the thesaurus and that only served to make matters worse with words such as “aged, gone,Continue reading “Struggling with the term “retired””
It is Father’s Day 2018 and my dad is celebrating for the first time without my mom.
I have been thinking about time a lot recently.
You may call them angels, higher power, spirit guide or use no name at all, but some days we just need a little more help than other days.
“One friend told two girlfriends, who told two girlfriends, which lead to….