I’ve never considered myself to be a feminist. I’ve written about it before, calling it the “f word”. With so much going on in my life and with this election – thank goodness the vote is tomorrow – I’ve been thinking a lot about the topic lately. But first, a segue. For over a year… Continue reading What the F?
Over the weekend, I celebrated my birthday. It was low key and exactly what I wanted this year. I started the day with my free Grand Slam breakfast at Denny's. I will now be checking a different demographic box on the surveys I love to complete, since my age now ends in a five. I'm… Continue reading Birthday Insight
For many summers, Tom was a camp counselor. Over the years I’ve enjoyed hearing what I’m sure have been sanitized versions of his stories from that time (I’ve seen Meatballs). One of the many lessons that I have taken away from these stories is what they taught new counselors: When creating new games, remember that points… Continue reading Points are Free
When I was doing the final training session for my last 5k race, I noticed that right under my left armpit was sore. I blamed it on the seam of my t-shirt rubbing. That area continued to be sore, however. So I went exploring in the region with my fingers: no swelling, no bumps, no… Continue reading Prescription to Shop
One of my all time favorite movies is Better than Chocolate. The mom of the main character mentions to her new friend (Judy) that she sang in college. She stopped once she realized she would never be the best. Her friend, who is a singer in a club, laughed and said that if that was the… Continue reading Minimum
Last year on Black Friday, NASA did a special Twitter feed all day with the hashtag #BlackHoleFriday. I came in pretty late on the feed, and that was when I decided to write my Thanksgiving post this year about Black Hole Friday. I was so psyched! Unfortunately, my tweeted questions to NASA as to whether… Continue reading Death of Black Friday?
I spent the weekend camping with Ms. M. We used to go camping every year, but we stopped about a decade ago. This trip was my Christmas present to her. The trip was glorious. The weekend was unusual for us since it actually rained. Up in the mountains where we were, it was a constant… Continue reading Latest Adventure
I was a little girl during the 1970s, the age of Women's Liberation. I remember the feminist anthems being played on the radio, although I was too young to understand their context and often their lyrics. One day I was playing at a friend's house and singing along to "I am Woman" on the radio:… Continue reading Invisible
Friday, on my drive home from work, I looked down and saw something unusual. Yup, that is a grey hair, or as I have been calling them since they first appeared, "tinsel." (And don't worry, I was stopped at a light when I took this picture. I don't do anything with my phone when I… Continue reading Tinsel
Thank goodness for First 50 Words and their writing prompts. That site has saved me several times when my idea well went dry. Whenever one tickles my fancy, into my blog idea folder it goes. With everything that is going on this time of year, I was so grateful to look in that folder and… Continue reading Write Today