Monthly Archives: November 2016

The shirts on my back

I’m a colorful character. It started when I was little, making drawings in crayon, then graduating over the years to colored pencils and art markers. As much as I enjoy pencil drawing, I’ve always had a strong affinity for color art. It’s not much of a leap to see how that color bled into my… Read more »

Walking through the creative process

Do or do not; there is no try. On a walk with a friend the other day, we witnessed a jogger going by and both of us agreed that was not for us. Later, she asked me if I knew someplace close to her where she could buy a used bike. That led to other… Read more »

Bzzzz

Many times have I fallen in love with an electric razor only to have the breakup be one of pain and regret. Indeed, if I had as many divorces as I’ve had electric razors, I’d not even be able to afford a three-pack of disposables. So it is, like the woman you can never quite… Read more »

Turkey day every day

A not-quite lifetime ago, I awaited the holidays with a mixture of eagerness and solemnity (25¢ word!). My excitement, of course, was knowing I would get time off from work (except when I worked retail). My solemnity would come as I grew thoughtful and pensive during the holidays, a time for consideration and introspection for… Read more »

They’re around here somewhere

Normally, I don’t answer the phone when the caller isn’t identified and I don’t recognize the number. But, filled with the good spirit of the holidays and an eerie sense of familiarity, I did pick up on a local call yesterday. It was one of those, “I thought I recognized that number…” moments, as it turned out… Read more »

Uncivil war

Last Tuesday, I received a surprise text from my elder nieceling, ironically spending a few days with a friend in Philadelphia. She was distressed about the direction the election results were taking. “Scared” was the word she used. She texted that she felt we would all be “screwed” if Donald Trump won (rumor has it,… Read more »

Turtle healing

“Age is only a number” Heh. Humans say the funniest things. During my morning stretching exercises prior to walking, I realized my lower back was not hurting me any more. This was the first time since Halloween clean-up that I didn’t feel any pain there. It occurred to me that was a long time for… Read more »

A thousand words, maybe, but not two eyes

No supermoon for me, much too cloudy. But the lower-humidity “fall” air (temps could fall below 60 soon – gasp!) generates some spectacular displays all its own. Photography and I are old foes. Either ducking them in my youth or taking them over the years, I’ve not had a friendly or rewarding relationship. So, it… Read more »