the journey began on march 14th 1962 but my record of it began in 2004. Bridget Jones has nothing on me….. . ...more

Please, Continue

My dear sweet sister Mary died on December 10th. After our mother died in 2001, Mary was the closest thing I had to a mother. I am the youngest of nine children, and, although I still have several living siblings, this loss - especially so close to the holidays - has been very hard to bear. I remember Mary as a fiercely independent woman who loved to truly experience life, travel, have adventures, and had a marvelously demented sense of humor. Her decline and death has left a hole in my heart, and it will take a long time for that to heal. ...more

Adventures on the Bus

I've rarely been drawn to take the bus as an option - as much as I like road trips, I prefer to be on my own schedule, especially - let's face it - for those bathroom breaks. There's something film noir about Grayhound in the US - though I understand that in some places on the planet, the bus can be the deluxe option for getting from point A to point B. In other places, it's how chickens, their owners, big bags of rice, the belongings of a family of eight, and that family get from point A to point B. ...more

Just caught an unauthorized reprint of one of my posts on a blog
called "A Pretty ...more

I wanted to stay, right there, in the moment...

I wanted to stay, right there, in the moment... Grossi_003 Mr. G and I spent last night at a luscious Sweet 16 party for a darling friend of ours. Somewhere between my pink martini and the amazing array of Italian food, the D.J. put on a song that slid my hips into a motion that resembled rhythm...and inevitably that tends to lead me to the dance floor. You'd think that I swung onto the floor with my hunky hubby in hand, but at the time, he was clear across the room. So I grabbed the arm of a few girlfriends and we drifted onto the dance floor together. ...more

3 Types of Spirits

Spirits, ghosts, or even simply put–the paranormal. No matter how you want to identify those people who's bodies have moved on but souls remain, its hard to say that they don't exist in one way or another and that they're not seriously interesting (in my opinion anyway). Sure there's disbelievers out there, but I am definitely not one of them. ...more