• The ingeniousness of isolation

    Have you noticed how determined people are becoming as they spend time in isolation? We are a social people who need to be around others; it’s how we flourish. Absent of that, people are reaching within to find new ways of expressing themselves, new outlets for community. During a video exercise class, the instructor said, “Don’t look at your body as separate individual pieces. Stretch, relax and feel your whole body.” It’s amazing how one little phrase about exercising the body can make one rea…

  • A story with a question: "Who am I?"

    Movie watching is a good way to spend time in self-isolation. It’s been awhile since my Sweet Al and I watched the same movie two days in a row, then talked about it over the many that followed. “Ford v Ferrari” is based on a true story. Two lead characters, Christian Bale played Ken Miles and Matt Damon played Carroll Shelby. This was a story about friendship — hidden heroes in their own right, Ken Miles, a fearless British race car driver and Carroll Shelby, an American automotive designer. Th…

  • High-Tech for the High-Waisted

    I have taken a deep dive into the world of cloud-based technology. I was lost in the weeds and challenged in the beginning. As time has gone on, I suddenly felt like I am being lifted up in a hot air balloon. It is something that I could only describe as exhilarating and scary at the same time. Due to the need for social distancing, my writer’s group decided to postpone our weekly meeting. The decision was met with disappointment although it had to be made. I told my Sweet Al that I had an idea.…

  • It's all about timing

    I've tried to hurry time. I've even tried to slow time. No matter the effort, I have never been able to alter the duration of even one second. Manifesting a dream is something else that we may want to rush or experience at the pace of our choosing. But, like the beautiful tapestry it is, it takes more than desire to move the needle. Have you ever felt that you were ahead of your time? I always contend that I was 20 years too early when I had a great idea - that no one bought. One of my daughters…


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