• A "Grand" Life!
  • Retirement?

    A few days ago I mentioned two words that I was looking forward to – retirement eligible. Lately, I have been thinking about retirement in general. At one point in my life, when I was much younger and more naive, I looked at that stage in life very differently than I do now. I thought […]

  • Life in General
  • The Power of Memoir

    This morning I had something in my mind that I planned to share, but I decided to save that for another day after I came upon the following. It is an act of courage and personal power to dare to write the truths you hold, to carve a space in the vast realms of time […]

  • Reflections on Life
  • Birthday Milestones

    Yesterday was my fifty-first birthday.  It was as quiet day, no fuss and no muss, just the way I wanted it.  Gerry bought me a big comfy manager chair for my office, there were birthday greetings from family and friends, and a special piece of turtle cheesecake after dinner, but all-in-all it was a day […]

  • Gratitude
  • Conveniences

    I’m working at home this morning. I’ve got some things to do for the upcoming Stories from the Heart conference, some personal paperwork to tend to, research to do, phone calls to make, and of course I’ll be working on my book. It’s quiet up here in my office, where the click click of the […]

  • Life in General
  • All Consuming

    It has taken over my life. The book that I am working on has begun to consume almost every waking moment.  When I wake up in the middle of the night, as I’m prone to do, I find myself thinking about where in the story I am working and where I’m going with it the next […]

  • Reflections on Life
  • Two Trunks

    I’ve got two of these.  The first, the larger of the two, is the keeper of many childhood memories I hold dear.  I can easily spend an hour or more poring over it’s contents, and it’s very likely that tears will flow before I reluctantly replace everything and close the lid. Tucked inside are treasures […]

  • Life in General
  • It’s coming

    It’s coming. In the fall I planted a selection of crocus, daffodil, tulip and hyacinth bulbs around my yard and in my pots.  The other day I noticed that in one of the pots a little green sprout is poking out. I left work yesterday and realized that it wasn’t completely dark. I noticed that […]

  • Inspirational
  • Dreams, Goals, Detours

    Thirty-four years ago I finished high school with no clear direction of where I wanted to go in my life.  My dream was to be a writer but I had received no encouragement in pursuing a career in that direction.  In fact, just the opposite, I was told that “you can’t make a living as […]