The Thrill of a Second Chance

Martha Carr, authorMy fifties started with a bang.  I jumped out of a plane, following behind the person I was interviewing for a book.  As soon as I was clear of the plane I felt myself relax and one clear thought came...more

Quick Question: What are We Celebrating Today?

Thomas JeffersonIt's the 4th of July!  A big holiday, with most people not working, with lots of us going on picnics, parties, and maybe even going to watch some firew...more

Pittsburgh: A Great Place to Visit and I Might Want to Live There!

JaneWe just got back from a wonderful trip to Pittsburgh.  We never expected to spend a vacation there....more

Gift Giving, Thank-you’s, and all the Rest

AnniceI’ve been thinking a lot about gift giving lately.  Maybe it’s because there’s a lot of it in June.  Birthdays, graduations, baby showers, Father’s...more

On Becoming a Grandmother-to-Be!

Okay:  we've seen the ultrasound pictures.  It's official:  my daughter is pregnant.  My first-born baby girl, who cannot possibly be old enough to be a mother, is going to have a baby sometime in early December.  Hello, Jane, this is real life!...more

The Enlightened Poppy

Oriental Poppy StandI wait and watch every spring to see where the poppies will appear.  No, not the Oriental Poppies (pictured) ...more

This Beautiful Life

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A Retiring Mind: Part IV: Amoke’s at it Again

Amoke KubatMy retiring mind is on the mends.  It’s a fighter!  I’m on the other side of a health crisis....more

Sharon Is Definitely Not Done Yet --Read All ABout It!

Sharon WillenI must confess, when this book Not Done Yet:  A Tale of Transformation Through ...more