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Category: Personal

Birthday greetings from Google

This is what greeted me on the Google search page today. What a surprise. Although Google instituted this in 2010 for anyone registered with a Google service, I’d not registered […]

I’m an introvert and I’m okay

When I saw the title “23 Signs You’re Secretly An Introvert” in a Huffington Post sidebar, I clicked on it immediately. Just out of curiosity. After all, I’ve known forever that […]

Generations: Yours, mine, and theirs

Today, on her blog Time Goes By, Ronni Bennett talks about how the media address different generations differently. Specifically, she refers to New York Times articles about Boomers being “upbeat, optimistic and […]

consigned to the wind

Losing a loved one

I stumbled onto a wonderful, wise website last night,, and in particular, their articles on dealing with death, what to expect when someone is dying, what to do and […]

To be or not to be … alone

“After Pfizer sees this article, I’m sure they will find a way to pathologize this phenomenon and quickly move a drug to market to cure it.” That’s one of my […]

The hermitess hits the wall

One’s senior years are not the best time be a hermitess. Nor are they the best time to have finally established that you’d really rather be left alone. Nope, it’s […]

Thanksgiving memories

As best I can remember, this is the first Thanksgiving Day I’ve ever spent by myself. My son and his family decided to go skiing today, which I was delighted […]

Beetle fences

You may know them as snow, sand, or drift fences. They come in various forms, usually either wooden slats wired side-by-side, or perforated orange plastic sheeting strung on stakes. They […]

My 2011 Subaru Forester

Grandma got new wheels

Let the record show that at 3 pm today, the title to my beloved old Mazda passed from my hands to those of the tow-truck driver who took her on […]

'93 Mazda MX-6

A bug on the windshield of life

Like a bug on the windshield of life. That’s how I’ve felt this week. Or maybe like there’s been a death in the family. I put my beloved Mazda in […]

Wedding ’65

Chelsey Clinton’s wedding was big news recently. Why, I’m not sure. But it was. And it dove-tailed with this post, started a while back when I came across a little […]

Just a rolling stone

Last night, for some odd reason, I was thinking about the monthly payment on the first house I ever owned. Only $111. Can you believe that? It was a 3-bedroom, […]

The most awesome gift

My favorite gift every year is the family calendar my sister produces. She started doing it at least ten years ago, maybe fifteen, and since each page features a montage […]