City traffic zoomed all around me. I was hemmed in by cars in front and behind. Two semi-trailers passed me on the three-lane thoroughfare. They kicked up debris. Small pebbles pinged against my windshield. Sheets of water sloshed over my car. My wipers could not keep up. At one point, deep water caused me to … More What are You Afraid of?
Many people struggle with some form of change. From my office window I look out on a landscape of trees with rolling hills and a pond beyond. It gives me a fine vantage point to watch the seasons change. Or not. This spring, winter has not willingly released its grip. One day dawns with blue … More Do You Like Change?
“How do you deal with it? You always have a smile on your face,” my friend said. Those of you who regularly read my blog know that I have cancer in my bones. Our bones do not like cancer. Pain is how they complain. Several years ago we knew a man who suffered through chronic … More Humor & Cancer
Remember all those silly Valentine’s Day cards and candy you shared with your friends in school? Since friends often come to mind on this day, I decided to share this humorous post as my Valentine to you. Before you read this, it may help to remember my dear friend, Annie and I have different forms … More Comical Sight
November and December flew by for me. I spent a large portion of those two months helping a dear friend. Annie (a pseudonym) is an elderly widow with no children. She has spent all her life helping others. She has done it quietly. She has always been the definition of a true lady—gracious, kind, and … More Who Will Grieve You?
Have you noticed a theme running through some of my recent blog posts? Aging and signs of aging. Ugh. For the past several months, walking has not only been painful, but downright awkward. I walk like an old cowboy who has spent the last 40+ years in the saddle. Maybe that’s what happened to the … More Surprise!
My writer’s critique group met via email this week. We all sent our manuscripts to each other—all but one. I feel bad for her because she’s unable to write during this COVID-19 issue. She’s a great humorist and we need her sense of humor. We need her to make us laugh, but she can’t find … More Find Your Laugh Again
My smile evaporated. I turned from reading an email about a funny family incident and checked my calendar for the next few days. Tuesday, March 29—my next cancer screening appointment. My stomach clenched. Amazing how quickly fear stole my laughter. Fear does that. Here’s the weird part, though. I’m celebrating my fifth year cancer-free. That’s … More The Scenic Route