Oil Painting based on "The Gift," photo by Vishal Jalan, via Flickr.com Creative Commons License
Reflections on Aging

The Gift

September 22, 2016 8

It wasn’t something I needed or wanted. Not something I secretly admired. It did not come wrapped in pretty paper. And it was not tied with a lovely bow. It was, in fact,  rather ugly. [Read more…]

"Balance," by Christopher A. Dominic, from Flickr.com (Creative Commons License)
Reflections on Aging

Finding My Balance

August 23, 2016 4

When I was a little girl my father would sometimes take me to the playground. I loved the swings. I hated the seesaw. The swings were magic carpets for me. Because they were hung at [Read more…]

"Words," by Jim Pennucci, via Flickr.com (Creative Commons License)
Reflections on Aging

Words Matter. Don’t They?

July 26, 2016 2

Once again, I sit in front of my television and try to watch the news. I have always thought it important to be well­informed, and for most of my adult life I have taken an [Read more…]

Fiddler on the roof. And bassist, and fluglehornist, etc. by goldberg, on Flickr.com. Used under Creative Commons license.
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I Wish I Was The Way I Was

May 22, 2016 11

A few weeks ago I drove my friend to our local movie theater. She has mobility problems and uses a cane so I often drive. That way, if we do not find a handicapped parking [Read more…]

David's Star (Patrick Lentz photo via Flickr.com, Creative Commons license.)
Reflections on Aging

Dance of the Shiva Queen

May 3, 2016 3

The [7:06]am call was not unexpected and I knew what it was about before I even picked up the phone. I had been up since [5:30]am and already did two loads of wash, ran the [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Taking the “Lone” out of Lonely

April 27, 2016 1

  The dictionary defines “lonely” as: without company; cut off from others; solitary; and sad from being alone. What loneliness does not mean is weak, boring, painfully shy, without accomplishment, or unable to make commitments. [Read more…]

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