Monday, October 31, 2022

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Goodbye Old Friends

     A glance at my bookcase triggered another clearing-out urge, but this is one I want to ignore. In spite of not having listened to them for years, I’ve hung on to my old audio tapes. I did discard quite a few, but these are my favorites. Why am I saving them? Unless an excavation in the basement reveals our son’s old boombox, I have no way to play them anymore. It’s going to be hard to put out Eric, Sting, James, and K.D. for the next trash pickup.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Footstools and Mushrooms

           Having a bedroom on the first floor means that when I wake up and open the curtains, I can climb back in bed and look out at the woods as I read for a while.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Friday, October 14, 2022

Bumpy Ride

We live on a sort of island, with our own bridge that spans wetlands.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Friday, October 7, 2022

Wake Up Call


          This morning I scanned yesterday’s online local headlines,

“Elderly Connecticut woman punched in head while exercising”

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Conundrum Solved

It’s unfair that exactly the people who could use a pet are too often the people who can’t always take care of them.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Life Skills


In spite of being dysfunctional, the women in my family were pretty traditional in their skills.