Autumn Leaves: A memory

[box type=”info”] An update: Woody’s hand surgery went smoothly last Wednesday afternoon and the biopsy came back with the expected good news. His sutures come out on Friday and he’ll have full use of his hand in another week. More … Read More

Thoughts on Mortality: A guest post from my husband

posted in: Age, End of Life 48

Over the years I’ve mentioned my husband, Woody, from time to time. Today for the first time (and hopefully not the last), Woody talks to you directly.  I think you’ll come away understanding how I could fall in love with … Read More

A New Look at Thanksgiving: the strange ritual we pull off each year

It really is a strange ritual we pull off each year. We mean well, with this Thanksgiving of ours, but intention only carries so far. The Thanksgiving myth, you know, is a fiction. A nice fiction, a Norman Rockwell fiction, … Read More

Get Real: A look at ageism

This is not a DST story.  It is a turn back time story though. Sort of. A story came to my attention last week that I just couldn’t ignore.  Along the lines of the breastfed six-year old post I did … Read More

A New Look at Halloween: who loves it and why?

It’s Halloween, the time to celebrate death. ghosts, goblins, vampires, and zombies. It’s the time you get to be someone or something else. For me, it’s the holiday when costumed strangers show up uninvited and demand some form of extortion … Read More

How To Say “I’m Sorry” And Why: A Yom Kippur Story

I’m re-running a post from 2016, with some edits.   With thanks to for the image. Prior to today’s post preparation, I knew this holiday mostly through its connection to “the Yom Kippur War” of 1973. As a result, I set out … Read More

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