The Quora Experiment

Since the advent of the internet, users have been turning to search engines to quickly find the answer to a steady stream of questions. “Hey Google, how old is Whoopi Goldberg?” (65) “Who won the World Series in 2016?” (The Chicago Cubs) “What day of the week does Christmas fall on this year?” (Saturday). I … More The Quora Experiment

60 Moments

As a companion piece to Finding My Way to White Crane Spreads its Wings, this post places me far outside my comfort zone. Simply, I was inspired to share the tai chi experience in another writing form. 60 moments of disappearing from all busy screens. Watching white wings rise from the water, we stand. There … More 60 Moments

Finding My Way to “White Crane Spreads its Wings”

It was November 2015 and I was watching the newest episode of The Walking Dead. (Yes, I’m admitting that I’ve watched the show since it began in 2010.) I could do with less gore, but the psychology of survival and what actions those involved choose to preserve it has always been an ingenious signature of … More Finding My Way to “White Crane Spreads its Wings”

A Night That Changed Everything -Another Type of Covid Casualty

It is the oddest feeling as I prepare to pull out my carry-on bag from the recesses of my closet. It both feels like yesterday and ten years ago since I’ve opened it.  It’s been 17 months to be exact. The last time I used it was when I was assisting my 89-year-old mother Ginny … More A Night That Changed Everything -Another Type of Covid Casualty

Everything About Big Waves: Real and At The Movies

I was twelve when the original The Poseidon Adventure movie was released in 1972. Although I was mesmerized by the man falling into the gigantic stained-glass skylight as the boat turned upside-down, it was the giant wave itself that permanently imprinted on me. Whether real or on-screen, the raw, indisputable power of water rising up … More Everything About Big Waves: Real and At The Movies

The Strain of Covid – An Update Inside One Senior Community

As with so many of our elderly, my 90-year-old mother Ginny is entering her 11th month trying to live her life at a senior living facility in Florida while simultaneously facing the confines of a relentless pandemic. It’s been hard. She’s been in full lockdown, experienced some freedoms last fall as restrictions eased, and currently, … More The Strain of Covid – An Update Inside One Senior Community