Walking It Off

As the sun lowers in the late afternoon sky I resist the urge to close the computer, turn off the desk lamp, put on my walking shoes and get outside for a quick stroll. Why such resistance? In my head, I know that a brisk 25 minutes outdoors will fuel me for a couple more … Continue reading Walking It Off

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Important Legal Materials Enclosed

It looks like junk mail, but the bold-face type below the return address (unfamiliar to me, I should note) exclaims: "IMPORTANT LEGAL MATERIALS ENCLOSED". The fact that it's addressed to "Resident" does nothing to add to its importance, but I cannot resist opening ......... and very disappointing....It's from United States District Court District of New … Continue reading Important Legal Materials Enclosed

New Year’s Revolution

Each January, I review and renew my list of self-improvement practices. I recommit to exercising my body and vocal cords, so I can be comfortable on stage as a singer - obviously these habits provide beneficial side effects every day, not just in performance situations. "Be in the moment" has been my mantra for years … Continue reading New Year’s Revolution

The Scent of Memories

"Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes An article in the Boston Sunday Globe discussed the theory that "smells are very much tied to memories, yet scents are overlooked as we record history." I don't recall much detail of … Continue reading The Scent of Memories

Autumn is Lovely But….

It happens every year. Summer comes to a close, the evening air is cooler, vacation time is over, the neighbor children appear at the bus stop at 8:15 a.m. each weekday. It makes me sad. Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful for each breath I take and love my life most days, but I mourn … Continue reading Autumn is Lovely But….

That Nice Kirby Sales Rep

We had a Saturday afternoon free. Relatively free, anyway - just errands to be done and tying up loose ends before heading out to dinner and a show with friends. During a cold call from the Kirby Vacuum cleaner people that morning, we decided to let them come by and show us the vacuum/carpet shampooer … Continue reading That Nice Kirby Sales Rep