Chop Wood, Carry Water

Chop Wood, Carry Water

  I didn’t realize what a funk I was in at turning 75 until I returned to the college to teach this Fall and felt a lift as soon as I saw the students in my first class.  After teaching ten years online, in my nightgown or ratty jeans, having to get dressed...
Dinner With a Stranger

Dinner With a Stranger

Who is this strange kid? Gullifty’s in Rosemont is the best place to take kids on a Tuesday night. The balloon lady and face painter is there. I got to eat in peace and they had a great time. Please follow and like...
Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

I love Westerns:  When I came home from work today I laid down in bed and put the TV on.  Showtime was featuring an old movie, Wyatt Earp, with Kevin Costner as the lead.  I found two things interesting about it, actually three things.  First, a young Wyatt tries to...
The Gratitude Visit

The Gratitude Visit

Psychololgist Martin Seligman suggests one way to be happier.  Conduct a Gratitude Visit Assignment: I want you all to do this with me now, if you would. Close your eyes. I’d like you to remember someone who did something enormously important that changed your...
A Solitary Woman

A Solitary Woman

I spent a few days in Betterton, MD, reading and relaxing, alone with a stack of books.  The  Chesapeake at this time of year is cool and glorious; a little scary when the wind blows over the Bay.  But I needed the alone time -no phone calls, dogs and cats to take...