Finding the Gift

Finding the Gift

I knew they were there, so it wasn’t a total shock to find the stack of journals in a box of assorted memories. What was a surprise was what I found inside: I found me.  As much as I have sworn off moving ever again, it really has been an interesting and...
How Long is Forever?

How Long is Forever?

Last November I had a brilliant idea: When my lease was up in April, I’d move to a house with a yard to accommodate my active pup and give me a little breathing space. How hard would it be to find a cute little house in this area?  Answer: 5 months. 10 lost...
Brilliant Ideas

Brilliant Ideas

When I was a secretary at an IBM plant, I had an idea. This was back in the days of dictating machines and these new-fangled word processors. And while I was loving this new corporate adventure, I was not enthusiastic about being a secretary. My typing skills were...
All of Me

All of Me

After I had my 2nd son, a rather chunky baby, my wrist said “That’s enough!” It was barely hanging on from the years of being a secretary, with those new-fangled word processors. The first step in helping my carpal tunnel was to wear a brace. While this helped...
I Didn’t Recognize Myself

I Didn’t Recognize Myself

I didn’t recognize myself. I was staring in the mirror, like I do most days, yet something was different. Who was this old woman staring back at me? It was shocking and extremely disconcerting, as if there had been some alien transformation overnight – or possibly...