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One of the things I do frequently is help people learn to use their new and terrifying iPad. This scary device is often given to older adults as a way to stay in touch with family. The other day I … Continue reading
I just began My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem. The Prelude made me cry when I read this line, “. . . inside each of us has a purple motorcycle. We have only to discover it – and … Continue reading
When I was a kid I never had bookmarks. I would tear bits of paper from the newspaper or shred a paper napkin to use as a bookmark. Now I collect bookmarks. I have some beautiful ones. Some I love … Continue reading
If you judged her life based on her social media presence, you would think it was all cotton candy and joy. The reality is different from the online persona. She’s not alone in this. We all do it. The trick … Continue reading
What do you do to protect your mental health? My main habit to protect my mental health is not to watch TV news. I find out everything important anyway, even though I haven’t watched the news in decades. I know … Continue reading
You need 14 hugs a day. Yeah, read that somewhere. How many good laughs do you need a day? Using your smile muscles affects your mental health. So you probably need an equal number of hugs and laughs. If you … Continue reading
Instead of barbecue sauce, she cooked her ribs with slices of bacon laid atop each rib. She didn’t think it was that creative or unusual, but when her guests bit into the ribs, they all exclaimed at length about what … Continue reading
The magazines near the grocery store checkout were talking about winter wardrobes. It made me smile. Who can afford two wardrobes? My winter wardrobe is just like my summer wardrobe, but piled on deeper in several layers. I did find … Continue reading
I miss you, Your wit, Your intelligence. I miss you, Your pain, Your vulnerability. I miss you, Your warmth, Your acceptance. I miss you, dear friend. Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “I miss … Continue reading