Jack and I got into a huge argument the other day. Both of us were basically saying, "There is something seriously wrong with you!" This doesn't happen all that often (we have minor and petty grievances, against each other, on a regular basis) but this one was big. I took a drive and found the… Continue reading I don’t need this? or Do I?
A few years ago, I had a falling out with someone professionally. I was very upset and hurt by what I saw as their disregard of my contribution, and told them how I was feeling. During the correspondences that followed, they apologized and tried to correct the misunderstanding....basically calling it a misunderstanding. But I didn't… Continue reading Clearing the air
The other day as I was buying a few things Goodwill, I commented to Barb (the woman who is almost always at the cash register) that I really appreciated her friendly way with people, and she said, "There are lots of folks who come in here that need a little cheerin' up and I do… Continue reading Making much of something small
For most of my life, I've said, "I'm not good with plants" and this has become a self-fulfilling prophesy. The 2 that did really well, and grew to be almost tree-like, were a jade plant and a rosemary, both of which I gave away when I left Vermont 11 years ago to go work in… Continue reading a dumb move?
Jack and I were talking with our friends yesterday morning and somehow the topic of Jon's hat came up. I thought he was kidding (that he had a Mickey Mouse wizard's hat) but realized that, not only did he own one, but he actually wore it at times. When we arrived for dinner last night… Continue reading Bringing light to the world
3 days ago I was thinking about whether or not to get a cell phone and took the leap later that day, called Verizon and ordered one. This still feels like a very big deal to me, never having owned (and only occassionally borrowed) a cell phone before. It arrived on Wed. morning. I am pretty… Continue reading cell phones and laughter