Be pretty if you can, witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you. Elsie de Wolfe
Elsie de Wolfe lived and died a long time ago.
Her words are timeless. Continue reading “But be gracious”
One of the joys of travel is meeting interesting people.
Such random encounters enrich my life.
Is there anything more delicious than lightly salted pistachios?
I admit, I am addicted.
I love most nuts and finding pistachios shelled is heaven.
The slight touch of salt is perfect. Continue reading “To Catch a Thief”
While my daughter-in-law was fighting for her life, my life was on hold.
For over for three years.
I could not commit to anything.
I was always ready to help when needed.
Now that she has passed, I have the freedom to plan a trip, enroll in a course…fun things.
But, I have no energy and very little interest.
Life is out of focus.
I know that this will pass.
But, for now I am in the throes of making it through each day.
I am walking and walking and walking.
I am working at my job.
I do yoga most days.
I try to meditate but with little success so I listen to classical music.
I cook dishes that require lots of dicing and slicing.
I clean out closets and drawers.
I am treading water waiting for my energy to return.
Treading water doesn’t move me closer to shore but it beats sinking.
Am I treading or flailing about?
Note to self. Not very well-written. I will do better when my feet touch bottom and I can stumble to shore.
I am currently the daily caretaker for my terminally-ill daughter in law.
She is at home in hospice care.
Our days go on mostly unchanged.
This sign outside a restaurant in Whistler B.C made me laugh.
But, I think I will pass…
Although I do drink wine I find myself leaning more and more to sparkling water.
It’s cheaper, fewer calories and doesn’t alter my mood. Continue reading “Soup du Jour?”
Before we had children, my husband and I argued about emigrating to Canada.
I did not want to raise my children in the U.S. in the 1980s because I did not like our military industrial culture.
That was before the mass shootings and outrageously expensive health care came on the scene. Continue reading “The American Way…”
Magic on a sunny afternoon.
Kids by the local ice cream store Salt & Straw.
My dog Ginny being petted and fussed over by these little kids.
Notice where her attention is fixed.
A sweet moment that made me smile.
I hope it does the same for you.
A lawyer for Mr. Ngo, Harmeet K. Dhillon, did not respond to messages seeking comment, but called out on Twitter to “Antifa criminals” whom she said “I plan to sue into oblivion and then sow salt into their yoga studios and avocado toast stands until nothing grows there, not even the glimmer of a violent criminal conspiracy aided by the effete impotence of a cowed city government.” In Portland, a Punch and a Milkshake Rumor Feed a Fresh Round of Police Criticism
It’s so easy to stereotype, to label and to make bold and aggressive statements.
I practice yoga and I eat avocado toast.
I work. I listen. I pay taxes. I vote.
I don’t know everything but I do know that there are at least two sides to every story and sometimes what may appear as obvious is not.