What do you say when someone asks how was your day, and it was a rough one? "This day was a real 2020." That's right. Once we thought of 2020 as perfect vision. And now? Not so much. I'm troubled most about lives cut short from our current twin plagues - the virus and racism. … Continue reading Salutations August 2020
May you live in interesting times. Whose blessing/curse was that? I don't know, but it's certainly been on my mind. We're certainly in the midst of those interesting times. In my home, we're among the luckiest. We have the privilege of standing to one side, not immediately affected in any important way. Our minor inconveniences … Continue reading Salutations July 2020
And here we are...still.
Here we are at home. Socially distant from friends, family, and our usual routines. What to do? How do we fight off cabin fever like we've never known cabin fever before? I'm convinced my answer lies in goal-setting. What would I do if I had a chunk of seclusion, a time-out from my usual? Hmm...maybe … Continue reading Goals for Play – My Recipe for Sanity
Happy season of love! I hear lots of people kvetching about the month of February and the persistent winter, but for me, February has always been celebratory. It's a season of birthdays - presidential and familial. And right smack in the middle, we get twenty-four hours devoted to the most driving force in all the … Continue reading Salutations February 2020
Yikes! Have I really not posted a Salutations since September last year? I could have sworn I had. Oh wait! I did write in November, but somehow it got stuck in my draft folder. I wonder if I meant to go back to edit, add a book or a photo. Beats me. It's published now. … Continue reading Salutations – January 2020
I know. It's been a long time. And I have good reasons...um...excuses. I've got lots of students in three classes this semester. We took a weekend trip to look at sailboats we'll never be able to afford. (We wisely spent our money on crabcakes and oysters!) Our trip included Pusser's famous Painkillers, a day on … Continue reading Salutations Sept-Nov 2019
Happy greetings this holiday season! I'm one who still likes sending and getting holiday cards. Each one I send has me thinking of times I've shared with the intended recipient(s), and that alone seems worth the challenge of finding the necessary time and focus. But I will admit that a once enormous list for physical … Continue reading Holiday Cheers!
I know. You're wondering what I'm doing here now on this mid-September day when my monthly round-ups often take multiple months to get posted. Ah, but it's a fault of impatience. You see, my college classes have begun but the first big deadline for my students isn't for several days. I've been braced and ready … Continue reading Mid-Month Salutations September 2019
Ah, summer. I miss you already. No. I am determinedly savoring every last scrap of my summer! Not thinking of fall or cold-weather clothes. Not thinking about grading papers! Focused. On this moment. When the sun is shining, the temps are benevolent, and the garden is rich with abundance - except for the tomatoes the … Continue reading Salutations July-August 2019