Most writers I know are introverts. They either write in total isolation or in a crowded place where they tune out what’s around them and dive into the world they’re creating. When they’re not writing, most go to day jobs, have friends, volunteer. They don’t hole up in a cave. When I moved to a … Read more

The Summer of My Discontent

“Now is the winter of our discontent” may be the famous opening line of a Shakespeare play, but “now is the summer of my discontent” is me grousing about triple digit heat and the fact I have to hibernate. I am not a bear. I like bears, but I prefer to spend summers outside walking … Read more

Here’s to Caregivers

This is a shout out to my spouse. I used to belong to a service club, where every year you were expected to put cash in the donation jar commemorating your wedding anniversary. I dutifully put in one dollar for every good year and made a joke of it. “Here’s for all the good years … Read more

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

“I love you, but you’ve been with me for 30 years and I’m ready for some excitement, some color, a bright spot in my sedentary life. Off you go into the donate box so you can live in someone else’s cupboard.” This is me, doing my annual spring cleaning. I blogged about it last year … Read more