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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]