My Journey Back to Cycling

Last year I started my journey back to cycling, the sport that consumed most of my free time during the 1990’s.  Since my doctor forbade me from all things high-impact (which basically covered about 80% of my pre-surgery workout routine) after my 2013 knee surgery, I had to find alternative work out routines for this middle-aged body....more

5 Steps for Dealing With a Midlife Crisis

For the last six months, I’ve been in the throes of a major midlife crisis, but in the last month, the fog of depression and self-deprecation has started to lift. It’s still a battle, but at least I don’t wake up every day feeling like my life has ended now that I’ve hit my mid-forties. When I do feel myself slipping backwards though, I follow these steps:...more


Brenda Coffee@1010ParkPlacehttp://www.1010parkplace.comThe first time I had sex, I got pregnant. People say you always remember your first time, but I remember nothing. I do remember the day I had an abortion....more

Five On Friday a la February

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Pet Peeves, aka “What is Currently Making Becky Bonkers”

 I'm thinking that it's time for pet peeves post from me. (Again with the alliteration!  Rock on!) Of course I think these kinds of posts are never-ending, since there are always new things that annoy me.  lol.  Here is my current list:...more

Because I'm Happy...

You know the song, right?  Kinda sticks in your head, doesn't it?  I love it... because, well, it makes me happy.  Simple.  You know what else makes me happy? Naps.  Chatty children.  Cake.  Puppy snuggles.  A second nap.  An enchanting movie experience - finally saw Theory of Everything; absolutely loved it!  Delicious meals... which I regret to inform went missing today....more

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What Would Change If You Could See What I See?

“Growing up, when all the other kids were daydreaming about being doctors, firefighters, and veterinarians, I was the one shrinking down in my chair, hoping the teacher didn’t call on me . [May dad] taught me to believe I could do something meaningful with my life. That I could make an impact, you know? . But the truth is, I’m scared. Scared he’s right, and I’m totally blowing it. And even more afraid he’s wrong.” Eyes Unveiled ...more

MM - Monday love

This past Friday the 13th, which also happened to be the day before yet another Nor'easter, I prepared for the storm like any good New Englandah does. I made a packie run....more