Clips Episode

Golden Girls

Back in the old days, you know, like when I was growing up, television sitcoms would have an episode every season that was made up of clips from previous episodes loosely strung together by some new dialog. The Golden Girls was notorious for this, doing it much more often than any other show I remember.… Continue reading Clips Episode

Book Pairings

Anathem

One of the podcasts that I listen to, "Get Booked" by the folks at BookRiot, gives book recommendations based on the requesters' requirements. A common request is "read alikes," a book that is similar to one that was thoroughly enjoyed. Earlier this year I stumbled into another category quite serendipitously. I had just finished the audiobook… Continue reading Book Pairings

Living Flashback

Speech Team

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of judging a high school speech competition. Holy flashbacks, Batman. (That is me in center - the girl in the white shirt on the left.) It was wonderful seeing the competitors arrive, full of energy and excitement. As we walked to the judges' room, my heart… Continue reading Living Flashback

Table Settings

Woman's Day

This time of year has my women's magazines' pages filled with decorating tips for the holidays. In the latest issue, there was a four-page spread about setting the holiday table. It included different types of place card holders and centerpieces. Really? Do people actually do this? Admittedly we always decorated for Christmas as I was… Continue reading Table Settings

What the F?

Murder, She Wrote

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?

Where Have You Been All My Life?

Tibetan Peach Pie

Serendipity introduced me to the writings of Tom Robbins this year. I vaguely remember having heard of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, but I never would have been able to put the author’s name to the title. I was searching for an audiobook to listen to, and Mr. Robbins’ memoir, Tibetan Peach Pie, was on… Continue reading Where Have You Been All My Life?

Fall Has Arrived

Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride

My favorite season has always been Fall. There is something about things getting cooler and leaves changing colors. Yes, as a matter of fact, some leaves do change color in Southern California as well. Although the weather is only flirting with Fall, the sun’s path is definitely in line with the season. Ever since I… Continue reading Fall Has Arrived