Category Archives: Mid-Life

Marriage, like travel, is a journey

Marriage, like travel, is a journey. Charting your destination, off you go. “In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” –  Charles Schulz On this day, almost three and half decades ago, the two of us … Continue reading

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Steps, stones and serenity in Positano

“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” – John Steinbeck, 1953 If you have ever had the opportunity to visit Positano, the words … Continue reading

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The spiritual experience of discovering Italy

When I sat down to write this post, I was outside typing away on my laptop. Something about the blue sky and gentle breeze reminded me of our trip to Italy. We’ve been back for a few months now, yet … Continue reading

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Eating our way through Italy – a feast for body and soul

One of the highlights of our trip was eating our way through Italy. Mama mia, the food was fantastic! Of our two-and-a-half weeks in the Napoli area, we only had one dinner that was just so-so. The rest of the … Continue reading

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It rained on our last day in Italy

It rained on our last day in Italy. How apropos. As a writer, I am always looking out for metaphors and foreshadowing. So when the skies started to darken in the early afternoon, it seemed about right. My mood was … Continue reading

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T’was the Night before the Election

T’was the night before the Election and all through the States, people were worried; some tongues spewing hate. I, in my blue jeans and soft, fuzzy sweater, signed off of Facebook, all for the better. Was hoping to see pictures of puppies … Continue reading

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True confessions: Author anxiety and public events

Author anxiety and public events. The struggle is real. Whether you have a book signing, a speech or other public venue scheduled on your calendar, have a laugh and do as I say, not as I do did.  Over the years, … Continue reading

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Autumn, Grief and Season of Change

Life is a season of change… This morning I had the privilege of watching my granddaughters before school started. It was a “late start day,” which used to cause me some angst in the mornings. I know it messes up … Continue reading

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Remembering September 11 – Fifteen years later

Remembering September 11 – Where were you? September 11, 2001. Has it been 15 years already? It doesn’t seem possible. Apparently, it is. Our youngest was in preschool; now, she’s in her second year of college. Our granddaughters are older … Continue reading

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Back to School Almost 30 Years Later

Back to school! The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  ~Sydney J. Harris It’s that time of year again, when summer winds down and fall takes over with the excitement of cooler temperatures, vibrant colors and … Continue reading

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