We all have defining moments. Do you think they chart the course of our lives? Yesterday, like on most other days, I startled when my alarm went off at 7:00 AM. And like on most other days, I routinely made my way to the bathroom, shuffled into the kitchen, pressed the button on my coffeemaker to brew myself my usual dose of caffeine. Stirred in the half and half. Waddled into my … [Read more...] about Defining Moments
Maybe I eavesdrop because I'm a writer and I'm alone much of the day. Maybe it's because I'm naturally curious. Or maybe it's because it's entertaining. Probably a combination of all three. Most times, what I hear is somewhat inconsequential or quickly forgotten. Occasionally there are those juicy tidbits that would make a great story that I have no time to write. But yesterday's … [Read more...] about Overheard…Age Discrimination
I don't know about you, but when I look in the mirror I see the same face that I saw ten, twenty, even thirty years ago. Maybe that's one advantage of compromised eyesight: it puts a lovely, gauze-like film over whatever you're looking at. The effect is somewhat poetic and dramatic, though subtle: an image awash in just a bit of haze, enough to make it look dreamy and quite lovely. And then, … [Read more...] about Ma’am? Who You Callin’ Ma’am???