Archive of ‘My Life’ category

Cooling Off

It’s finally cooling off here in the California desert–thank God. This was my best summer of the 24 years I’ve lived here. We took quite a few trips to the beach in San Diego and Newport and then I got sick and was housebound for five weeks. So, I didn’t experience the heat as usual. […] Read more…

Starting Over

Love that John Lennon song – “It’ll be just like starting over.” And that’s what I’m doing…starting over. Again. The cornerstones of my life are changing, shifting, crumbling. And that is scary. But I have been through much worse and I will force myself to embrace change. Courage. That’s what I aspire to have. I […] Read more…

Empty Nest

It’s been well over a year–since August 2011 since my last little one flew away. It’s gone pretty well, but I’ve noticed that I don’t hear from her quite as much these days. The 25 texts or more we shared daily, the weekly phone conversations, the monthly visit (yes, monthly!) have decreased considerably. And I’m […] Read more…

It’s Poetry

Very few of the people in my life know of my love of poetry. I’ve always written poetry…well, at least since the sixth grade when we wrote every Thursday afternoon. I won a citywide poetry contest in high school.  I’ve posted one excerpt, but I have many favorite verses. Poetry speaks on a deeper level…goes right […] Read more…

I Am Waiting

“I am waiting for my case to come up and I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder… and I am waiting  for the discovery of a new symbolic western frontier and I am waiting for the American Eagle to really spread its wings  and straighten up and fly right and I am waiting for the Age of […] Read more…