Tag: narrative

  • Self-Improvement

    Self-Improvement

    The sun is just beginning to peek over the horizon, and I awake.   Before I open my eyes, I make a mental note of five people for whom I am grateful today.  Then, I count backwards from five… Five… four… three… two… On “one”, I open my eyes and get out of bed. So far, I […]

  • Root Bound

    Root Bound

      Plants are a great way to jazz up any room. They add life, fresh air and cheer to any décor.  While recently brainstorming on how to redecorate my home office (a/k/a The Mother Ship), I knew one thing for sure – I wanted lots of plants. Succulents are my greens of choice. They’re beautiful, […]

  • It’s About Time

    It’s About Time

    I had no idea there would be so much high adventure, tests of human endurance, drama and suspense…and that was before we even got on the plane.

  • Daddy’s Greatest Hits

    Daddy’s Greatest Hits

    On weekdays, we didn’t see much of my dad – he’d usually leave the house before we got up for school. If he made it home in time, we’d all have dinner together and then, after the dishes were cleared, Dad would open his briefcase and spread out the work he brought home. He’d toil […]

  • Horsing Around

    Horsing Around

    Summers in my heyday included weekend trips to Lake George, sunbathing in Grafton Park, and the much-anticipated Saratoga Racing Season. Spending the afternoon at the flat track wasn’t just a day at the races; it was an event. Each year, I’d plan what I’d wear, how much money I’d bring, how much I’d be willing […]

  • A Man For All People

    A Man For All People

    It was late on the Christmas night of Hubby’s 48th year.  We were all sitting around the dining room table, digesting our dessert.  Suddenly, from out of nowhere, he turned to me and stated, “I know what I want for my 50th birthday.” I didn’t like the way he said it.  Maybe it was the […]

  • Siri-ously?

    Siri-ously?

    Can we all agree that relationships are tricky? Sometimes, the most difficult ones are with those closest to us. Take, for example, the small woman who lives within my iPhone. Her name is Siri, and I carry her around in my purse. When we first met, Siri and I had a great time together. We’d […]

  • Mine Eyes Have Seen The Gaudy

    Mine Eyes Have Seen The Gaudy

    Whenever the Fourth of July rolls around, I start reminiscing about 1976.  It was, of course, the 200th anniversary of our nation’s sovereignty.  For the year leading up to it, our collective American consciousness was obsessed with all things Bicentennial. As the world’s leaders in conspicuous consumption, what better way for Americans to mark such […]

  • RIGHTEOUS!

    RIGHTEOUS!

    Many people of the cloth speak of the “calling” which led them to religious service.  My friend, Jane, was a New Jersey housewife (a real one, not a Real one), when she got the call.  Now Jane is a Vicar, enrolled in an intensive four-year program to become a Lutheran minister.  A relative of my […]