Hello, blog readers. I wanted to drop by and leave a few lines, as I’ve been absent for some time. In recent months, I had the heartbreaking experience of watching a close friend die slowly. Yes, it was the dreaded “C word” (cancer). Yes, her battle has ended. A few weeks ago, she passed away. … Continue reading It’s Goodbye And A Kiss
Okay, my last blog was mega angry and I posted a poem condemning guns. I was simply SICK of mass shootings in America's schools (still am...and I stand by my poem 100%). But I'll try to post some lighter material/pretty photos/fluff this time. Goodness, we could all use a break from trauma and despair -- … Continue reading Charm As Cheap As Table Salt
https://youtu.be/vw5FyPIgaj0 On February 14th, 2018, there was a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 15 were injured and another 17 were killed by one of their classmates, who all-too-easily purchased an AR-15 assault weapon at a local gun shop. The video (link) above shows some of the chilling footage caught … Continue reading Gun Smoke On The Horizon, Hiding The Setting Sun
Ahhh, I look so relaxed in this photo, don't I? This was taken on the very first day of 2017. I took it myself, and the truth is this: I was anything BUT relaxed. At the time, I was dating a man who was on an extended trip to Italy, and he pretty much never … Continue reading But If You’re Willing To Play The Game, It’s Coming Around Again
Welcome back to Copenhagen. Let's start the second of my Danish blogs by taking in a mix of the old and new about town... Charming, brightly colored buildings abound. Stunning displays of modern Scandinavian design create an interesting contrast with the abundant historic structures. Reflections in Christianshavn, a harbor district that was founded in … Continue reading Flying To The Moon Again, Dreaming About Marzipan – My Trip To Denmark, Part 2
June 16th, 2017 5:45 p.m. Less than two hours ago, I was drowning. No one was around. I was paddling frantically, and each time my face barely broke above the surface, my mouth filled with dirty lake water as I attempted to scream or draw a quick, panicked breath before I sank back down into … Continue reading Far Out…What A Day, A Year, A Life It Is.
For spring break 2017, I took my daughter Lana and her boyfriend Michael on vacation. Another long road trip to Florida... I thought about going to California, but that is WAYYY too long to drive, and airfare for three people was a ridiculous price. Florida has the nicest, clearest water within decent driving distance. Besides, … Continue reading I Guess I’ll Pack Up My Mind