I’ve only been on one cruise and it was miserable. Years ago my parents invited our whole family for a short cruise to the Bahamas to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. We boarded—excited!—in sunny Florida. It was a huge ship: people and swimming pools and elevators everywhere. All-day free ice cream and activities to do. … Continue reading Getting Through
Is anyone out there like me waking up each day with sadness? Is anyone else feeling discouraged every morning? Thinking about the empty streets . . . the empty parks . . . the empty calendar. Thinking about restaurant owners and everyone who’s lost their jobs. Thinking about universities closed, like Daughter #1's workplace in … Continue reading In the Mornings
I was thinking about one of my first memories, a day of fear and confusion when I was about 7 years old. I didn't know what was going on, but I knew it was something bad. I remember jumping around our house like a scared rabbit, shaking my arms and feeling alone. My father was … Continue reading Still . . .
Have you noticed a new mandate going around these days? Due to the spreading virus of public rudeness and spite, there is an uprising of reminders to be kind. You hear it everywhere. Be kind. Do random acts of kindness. Be kind to animals. Be kind to yourself. Actually it's not new. I remember as … Continue reading Tenderheart