The Girl on Vacation

It’s funny when you meet someone who is a reflection of yourself at an earlier age- but she was just that for me. She sat down at the table I was sitting at, on the crowded deck of the coffee shop.  She was friendly and asked to share our table. My husband was in line […]

When Survivors Guilt Takes Over

I was married to a psychotic. Yes, I know everyone says that about their ex.  But my ex was actually diagnosed as mentally ill — and wouldn’t (or couldn’t) do what was needed to help his illness. We married young when I didn’t understand it. And, as sympathetic as I was, eventually he was so […]

Kickin’ Ass Over 50: Starting A New Exercise Program

Kickin’ Ass Over 50: Starting A New Exercise Program

I was never one for sports. Even in high school when I should have liked it, I didn’t see the value of exercise. I was one of the girls who was just too cool to do what the gym teacher wanted.   I started running in my 30s to help keep off the weight. But […]

The ‘Why We Write’ Blog Tour

-or- Why I do, What I do, When I do it First of all, let me say how wonderful it is that I can be part of this wonderful blog tour and with this group of amazing writers. It is a privilege. I am a part-time blogger. I am still working at what I like […]

The Freedom of Rose Colored Glasses

The Freedom of Rose Colored Glasses

For my 50th birthday my husband threw me a party.  He had guests sign a silver frame with all their wonderful messages for me.  Although turning 50 wasn’t that great, those wonderful wishes and thoughts from my friends and family are one of the things I’d carry out from a fire. My daughter wrote “You’re […]