• Ponderings

    Trusting Resilience

    I have no interest in sky-diving. My internal free-falls are enough excitement for many lifetimes. I collapsed at the news that my cat had to be put to sleep about 20 years ago. I’d known the grief…

  • Ponderings

    Mary Poppins with Hostile Sarcasm

    I was walking in the drizzling rain last week, feeling generally crabby and tired, but enjoying my bright orange umbrella. I’d engaged with too many negative personalities. Unrealistic expectations were running rampant. Menopausal symptoms overtook my usual exuberance…

  • Ponderings

    Stories

    “What’s your story?” Phyllis asked this of everyone. Sometimes it put people off and sometimes it lit them up. We’d sit on her front porch and drink lemonade or sip hot soup depending on the season. We…

  • Ponderings

    Wonder or Worry

    A friend posted something so compelling to me today on facebook, I had to ask if I could quote her in my blog.  In response to a well-meaning inquirer, she said,   “Next time don’t worry about…