Category Archives: Mid-Life

Do your knees say no?

 My knees. And how the only way they do not fail me is by providing fodder… Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro? It was a warm, sunny evening. Peacefully sitting in the yard, that obnoxious … Continue reading

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Naked and afraid to eat

“Clothes make a man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain Well, Mr. Twain, I beg to differ. Little did you know that we’d have naked dating shows, naked real estate shows and naked survival … Continue reading

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Love is a battlefield – midlife style

Love is a battlefield… So, I am standing in line at Trader Joe’s. As usual, my quick trip yielded a cart and a half of food, water and wine. I think maybe their carts are too small. Anyways, I am … Continue reading

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The battle of my weather-predicting knees

“Your middle name must be Grace,” she surmised, placing bandages on my scraped-up knees. “No, it’s Catherine,” I replied, unwrapping the lollipop she placed in my skinned-up hands. It took me a few decades to realize that my friend’s mother wasn’t … Continue reading

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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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