Names and Nicknames

December 1, 2022 Social Media Frustration Two weeks ago, I closed a certain social media account because of the platform’s inability to articulate their problem with my posts. They say they encourage businesses to learn from each other and collaborate. (Sounds good!) They say they do not allow hard-sell, spammy,…

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You’re Never Too Old

October 23, 2022 You’re Never Too Old Recent activities this summer and fall have been senior writing workshops organized by The Room to Write (TRtW). This local non-profit organization’s mission is: To connect and support writers of all ages, abilities and means, by providing the physical space and structured support…

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Tea

Sunday, September 4, 2022 Yep. I’m late. Where has the summer gone? My business is building, slowly but surely, and that’s exciting, but I can’t explain why I’m so overdue with this newsletter. But I’m still kicking! Cheers!   A Literary Loss: David McCullough (1933-2022) A month ago we lost…

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Friendships and Values

Monday, June 27, 2022 Gifts & Friendships As many do today, my husband and I are trying to downsize. Who needs all that stuff, anyway? I’m having difficulty trying to understand why people are so set on giving me stuff. I assume that they want to acknowledge their regard for…

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Be Who YOU Are

Be Who You Are To Oscar Wilde this quotation is usually attributed: “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” This is amusing, but it really resonates, doesn’t it? Our culture has, does, and always will try to control who and what we are. It sets standards, and if we adhere…

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Lighthouses

Friday, February 4, 2022 Natterings Wow! Am I way behind, or what? My natterings today warrant little attention, but maybe by recounting some of them here, I can set them aside. Maybe.   Of course, Christmas doesn’t help one maintain a schedule at all. Distractions unrelated to the holidays always…

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Dust & Ashes

December 6, 2021 The Value of What Has Little Value I got to thinking about what’s significant and what’s not. What I might consider has no value may have value to someone else. As the old adage goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” In the bit below about…

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