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The Princess and the Metaphorical Pea* When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you a pandemic, add vodka. Unknown brilliant philosopher…being me I love to walk. Be it a vigorous hike, or a leisurely stroll, … Continue reading
Longfellow’s classic poem warns, “Into each life some rain must fall.” But how are we supposed to cope when life seems to be a never-ending series of gully-washers? A couple of months ago I took a trip to Washington state … Continue reading
How we view the end of life is a reflection of how we view life itself – it’s a question of perspective. Those of you who have been around here a while may recall that a couple of years ago … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I took a hike in one of my favorite parks. A bad storm came through the area last summer and the park was closed for several months because of all the trees that were knocked … Continue reading
Some look at life’s journey as a pitched battle, and some as a noble quest. Either way, a smart knight should be prepared for the dragons he or she is bound to encounter along the way. My weapon of choice … Continue reading
Five years ago today, my sister Lib had to cancel her annual St. Patrick’s Day party. Our hometown always has a big parade, and her apartment is right on the parade route, the perfect location for viewing and celebrating. She … Continue reading
Ungrateful, angry, discontented…I’m sick of dealing with people with these lousy attitudes. But how can I avoid myself? My friend Deb at The Monster In Your Closet got me thinking. She does that a lot, and I wish she’d knock … Continue reading
“Obama is a communist.” “Republicans hate women.” “Your brother got cancer from drinking Coke.” These are actual things that real people said to me during the past week. Each statement was delivered as fact. With firm, fist-pounding-on-table certainty. With an … Continue reading
The athletes are trained. The spectators have their cheers down pat. There isn’t a pink t-shirt left to be had in the Windy City. We’re ready… for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: Chicago! It happens this weekend, June 1-2. … Continue reading