Your Summer Garden

I remember the first time I read the phrase, “bloom where you are planted.” It was taped to the refrigerator in a military family’s home in Germany. I knew from my babysitting experience that there were moms who counted down the days until they got back to the States and others who took full advantage…

The Covid Shuffle

Pop the champagne! The J&J vaccine is here! It’s time to shut up, line up, roll up your sleeve and gratefully accept whatever is offered to you. “So these vaccines, the three of them, are exactly the same and nobody should turn away from any of them, you should take it.” (Dr. Ali Mokdad, University…

What I learned this week..

Remember that funny children’s rhyme about the fly? There was an old lady who swallowed a fly..I don’t know why she swallowed a fly – Perhaps she’ll die! There was an old lady who swallowed a spiderThat wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her!She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;I don’t know why she…

Are you staying behind or going forward?

I googled “one foot in the boat,” clicked on images and there she was..my sister! Well, not in person, but a painting that was a 100% accurate representation of the situation she found herself in years ago.  I remember the scene as if it was yesterday.  I had already jumped into our little dinghy and…

Cooking without tasting..and a fabulous recipe for pesto!

Having “Invisalign” plastic braces has many advantages over regular, metal ones..but there are a few drawbacks that are particularly irksome; one of which is the requirement that you have them on over twenty hours a day.  And while you have them on you cannot eat A THING.. not one blessed thing…which leads me to the subject…

“Deep Survival”

I listened to the audiobook, Deep Survival, by Laurence Gonzales, on my way back from Florida a few weeks ago.  In this book, the author shares various stories of survival and death and tries to help us understand why some people make it through catastrophes and others do not. The one aspect he focused on…