“My Love”

My husband and I are about 2/3rds the way though this sweet little series on Netflix that follows six couples (who have been together over 40 years) through a year of their lives. Each elderly couple resides in vastly contrasting parts of the world and live very diverse lives. The role of family, friends and…

Keep the light on.

Remember that TV ad for Motel 6? I always thought that was such a great tag line, reinforcing the idea that the hotel was always open to welcome you in. Hang with me a minute, but I feel like too many of us shut off the light, pull in the welcome mat and lock the…

A funny thing happened (again) at the hairdresser..

I’m sorry, I’m showing my age..did I say hairdresser? I meant stylist.. regardless.. Here’s the problem..these trips to get “styled” are mentally exhausting and I am never blown away (haha..😉) with the results. It’s not her fault, it really isn’t..it’s me.. but regardless (again), this entire process is becoming way more existential than it should…

30 Minutes..

I had seen her before and said “hello” but clearly that wasn’t going to be enough this time around. “What’s your dog’s name?” she asked with a big, happy smile, “Can I pet it?” “Her name is Daisy” I responded, “sure you can pet her, but I’m going to stay back a bit so we…

Blessed with an awful memory

My 89 year old mom has been struggling with her memory as of late. People’s names are becoming a particular problem and it frustrates the heck out of her when she can’t recall one she should know..like the name of her doctor. “Mom,” I always remind her “it rhymes with Costco..” but she just can’t…

Oh the tangles..

Weeks ago I read a compelling article about continuing education for the sake of continuing education… learning just to keep learning.. working the brain simply to keep the brain working. At 58 I figured I’d better make some cognitive investments so that I will hopefully still be firing on all cylinders when I’m 68.. 78…..