• Life
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina I’ve been awake since three; it’s going to be a long day. Rain is likely, I can’t complain as we’ve enjoyed a couple of stellar sunshiny days. Gerry, Maya, and I will travel to spend some time with Gerry’s mom. Later, I’ll […]

  • Aging
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017

    “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ~ Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Still bristling over a comment made by a grocery store clerk yesterday in reference to an older couple who had just taken […]

  • Aging
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    “I believe in the magic and authority of words.” ~ René Char There is a woman named Betty who lives in the care home with my mother-in-love who does not speak. She is 99-years-old and has some dementia but, as far as I can tell, is physically strong. She dives heartily into her meals; one […]

  • Life
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    “If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.” ~ Tom Peters, Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution We spent time at the hospital yesterday–one of a herd of confused people looking for rooms, looking for people, looking for someone to ask a question of, and generally just wandering around lost and bewildered. There […]

  • Aging
  • Thursday, March 3, 2017

    “Wisdom comes with winters” ~ Oscar Wilde Life, like this fading flower, takes on a unique beauty at a certain point when the brightness of youth fades. It’s wonderful. We settle into ourselves, we come to understand, we learn to let go. It’s also challenging. The memory begins to weaken, the joints begin to complain, […]

  • Family
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart There were many moments of silence as we visited with my mother-in-love yesterday. It was not one of her better days. Still, there was music in the few words she spoke in the moments when her eyes met ours in […]

  • Garden
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017

    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anaïs Nin The run of restless nights caught up with me yesterday and I found myself in an emotional funk, tired, and unmotivated. I got very little done. I didn’t recognize […]