I have rarely truly felt my age. I am 66 years young. Even though I have minor physical issues, my attitude is great and my love of life and even challenges are positive for the most part. But the other day I had a morning that made me feel like I was 100 years old! … More Ever Had One of Those Days?
The title of this blog was a favorite line of Telly Savalas on “Kojack,” an old TV series. Do you ever stop to wonder why someone likes you or why you like them? Are you drawn to certain types of personalities or people with the same or even different behavior patterns? Having grown up in … More Who Loves You, Baby?
About seven or more years ago, I bought a gorgeous, ornate turquoise sari and matching skirt. I had attended a few Diwali events and thought it would be so beautiful to wear to a future such event. Well, it seems each time from then on, the weather was either too cold or too rainy to … More A Sari Belly Dancing Costume
My husband and my sons have each experienced a weird number of strange occurrences where paper and their names are concerned. I am not sure exactly who it started with. My first son, M, says it started with my husband’s father not having a middle name and so “none” was entered where his middle name … More The Paper Curse Strikes Again and Again
Finally I have a life without guilt. Let me explain. From early childhood through a large part of my adult life guilt has haunted me every day. No, I was never evil or did anything terrible to be ashamed of. It started in early childhood. I was a very conscientious little girl. I tried to … More A Boatload of Guilt
Several years ago I attended the funeral of my elderly neighbor, Mr. Q. I experienced some thoughts and feelings from his death and funeral that I found at times to be upsetting, surprising and then comforting. Funerals are something I usually avoid when possible. I went to my father in law’s funeral this past year. … More A Neighbor’s Death Observed
This is the second letter to my younger self in an effort to understand who I am now better and perhaps to help someone else do the same. Hello, young Elaine. You have an exciting life ahead of you in school. You get your first taste of what it is like to live in the … More School: The Place to Learn about Opinions