Have you ever entered a room and forgotten why you're there? When was the last time you forgot where you parked your car when grocery shopping? What's the last important thing that you misplaced and when did you "lose" it? It's frustrating, isn't it? If you're of a certain age, this happens to . . .
Patience is so not my strong suit. The ability to not be thrown when life's events, small and large, irritate or upset. To wait. To forbear. No, I do not go gently into patience. I have to work on it. Develop patience. Of this I was reminded when it took me two hours during morning commute to . . .
Transgender individuals are still not permitted to serve in the U.S. military. Why is this? Drunk, misbehaving Secret Service agents weren't fired, they were reassigned. Why is this? A professional pilot brought a plane down, killing all passengers. Why is this? How does this happen? Cops are . . .
The image is funny, in a twisted way, of course, but I want to talk about the concept of Haves and Have Nots. And what First World really means. I live in the First World. Many of us do. Should we apologize for it? I ask, because I often see online commentary along those lines. The idea that a . . .
Have you noticed that life is moving faster and faster, so fast that our brains and hearts can't keep up? No sooner do we grieve one family's loss--the murder of an abducted child or a police officer, the death of a suspect--than another appears right on its heels. It's Ferguson and then it's . . .
Life is easy for the young, and don't I know it, from my current vantage point. We move along from life event to life event and sure, there are challenges, but for the most part, we don't think much about them. We just move along. And then, one day, we're challenged in a big way. There are hurdles . . .
Any parent of a critically sick child can tell you that this is true. So can any caregiver. Love makes us strong. When we think we can not rise to the occasion, when we can't do another thing, sit another minute, stay up another hour, it's love that gives us strength. If you've been through this, . . .
It's a WTF kind of world. You know what I mean. WTF seems to be the only response to some of the things that happen in our world. A journalist gets beheaded. WTF?? An airplane completely disappears without a trace. A beloved funnyman takes his own life. The Gaza Strip. Joan Rivers' . . .
Sometimes people leave you halfway through the wood. Do not let it grieve you, No one leaves for good. You are not alone. No one is alone. The stage version of the Sondheim musical, Into the Woods, was such a strange three hours--dark and uplifting all at once, with some of . . .
What is there to say? One day I will die. And so will he, and you and every one of us under this roof. You must put these things in proportion, Mrs. Patmore. –Mrs. Hughes, Downton Abbey So. I read a whole lot of blogs written by mid-life and senior bloggers and I have to wonder: Am I late to the . . .