It was Christmas night 2017. We checked into a hotel for one night after celebrating the day with my husband’s family. We would drive home the next morning. The hotel sat across the street from a city park, and in that moment, it was beautiful. Our dark room’s windows lit up with the bright red, … More The Day After Christmas
This is the second half of the 72-year-old journal I found of my father’s time in Thule, Greenland during the summer of 1948. Click HERE to read Part I. (Any content appearing in parentheses are my own additions to provide more clarity.) August 3 I’ve been assigned to take care of our one and only … More Tales From Thule, Greenland Part II
Two unlikely circumstances recently collided in my small world which led to the re-discovery of a 72-year-old journal. The first happening was a six-part documentary series which aired in the early fall titled “Expedition to the Edge.” It was the story of The Infinity, a 40-year-old sailing ship with a stubborn (!) German captain named … More Tales from Thule: A Look Inside a 72-Year-Old Journal
During these slow, hot days of August I’ve been thinking back to small and large life events that have left a lasting impression on me. When this particular one popped into my head, I thought “Yes. This is a story to tell.” It was August 2008. We were on the road driving our son Will … More The DeLorean
A year ago this week, I carefully reviewed my inaugural blog post for about the 500th time and finally launched it live. Over the next 52 weeks, I tried to stay on course with a post a week. I’ve loved both the content and the intent of the blog. I’ve shared everything from taking over … More Taking New Steps
In two days, it will be the seven month anniversary of the launch of my blog, and it’s been a remarkable seven months. I have gained a lot of knowledge about the topic of aging parents and I continue to learn how to share what I know through writing, listening and research. I’m definitely … More It’s an Honor to be Nominated…
As my blog often confirms, life is complicated, funny and always full of surprises. These past few days have been no exception. As a resident living on the east coast of Florida, I have been distracted as well as knee-deep in preparations for Hurricane Dorian. I had hoped to start the first week of September … More Thank You!
I have muddled feelings this morning. I woke just before 6:00 a.m. with a startled shake. I had just dreamt that I was simultaneously looking for and hiding from my mother because she had a gun. We were at some huge outdoor event. I kept running into people I knew and telling them what was … More Who Dreams This?
I just watched the episode of the television show Roseanne (while it was still on ABC) titled “No Country for Old Women.” It’s about Roseanne and her sister Jackie arguing over who is going to take their 90-year-old mother, Beverly into their home. Beverly was apparently kicked out of her nursing home for being too … More No Country for Old Women