Everyday Epiphany, humor, Writing

Adventures in Writing: From Teaching to Writing to Zooming Teaching and Writing

Significant events divide my timeline. Life after marriage- “So I have TWO families!” Life after son is born- “So my world happily revolves around THIS son.” Life after divorce- “So THAT’S who I used to be.” Life after meeting Significant Other - “So my world DIDN’T end!” Life after retiring from teaching - “So I… Continue reading Adventures in Writing: From Teaching to Writing to Zooming Teaching and Writing

Almost Apolitical, Everyday Epiphany, humor, Politics, Technology

Almost Apolitical: Saying Hello to My Car, Pearl

Pearl, my new Subaru Forester, has big tires to fill.  Two weeks ago, I bid farewell to Suze, my 17-year-old Acura. She had reliably transported me across many state and international borders, politely “recalculated” when I drove astray, and protected me when a sedan ran a red light and T-boned her driver’s side. (For a… Continue reading Almost Apolitical: Saying Hello to My Car, Pearl

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Politics

Almost Apolitical: Hanging Pictures and Face Masks

“One-third of 18 inches, four inches to apex of hanger wire, and one-fourth inch of hanger hook,” Mike muttered to himself.  It sounded like a complicated way to pound a nail in a wall to me. Then Mike wielded a level and complicated escalated to complex. Positioning it "exactly right" I had asked Mike to… Continue reading Almost Apolitical: Hanging Pictures and Face Masks

Everyday Epiphany, Gardening, Health, humor, Outdoors, Politics

Small Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: Listening (This post is mostly apolitical.)

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”  Anonymous Although I value Anonymous’ sage advice, hearing more is not always wise for me. I hear misfortune murmuring, calamity calling, and trouble taunting instead of wind whistling, a branch scraping, and the boiler heating. A whistling wind becomes a flapping shingle in need of replacing.… Continue reading Small Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: Listening (This post is mostly apolitical.)

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Writing

Small Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: No Excuse Writing!

Since I’m in the “keel over and die” age demographic for those contracting Covid-19 (commonly known as “stupid virus”) I’ve become a sheltering in place, socially distancing, mask wearing individual (sometimes all three simultaneously) with an abundance of spare time. Some of which I spent reading inspirational quotes by wise scholars such as Benjamin Franklin,… Continue reading Small Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: No Excuse Writing!