Life Lessons & How Tos

Lessons I Should Have Learned From My Mother

“As is the mother, so is her daughter.” — Ezekiel 16:44 But not always. Most daughters rave about the lessons they proudly learned from their mothers. But in my case, I need to admit to all the lessons my mother tried desperately to teach me by her example – which I refused to learn. Not…


Crossing the Pond

“There is more to sailing than ropes and winches, cleats and bulging sails. There are faraway places and the ever-changing light, and the silence, and a great peace at the bottom of your soul.” — Ferenc Máté, A Reasonable Life – Toward a simpler, secure, more humane existence There is nothing quite like a transatlantic…

Senior Stories

My 15 Minutes of Fame as the Poster Girl for Menopause

Just when I thought my dolce vita was over Time magazine put me on their cover – And suddenly my life got a fresh start It was a sultry summer Sunday not unlike any other. I watered my plants, breathed in the morning air, made a pot of tea, glanced over the papers and checked…


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