A pile of ironing has been sitting out in our home for over three days now. I am responsible for doing it, but somehow I mysteriously hadn't noticed the places where Gorgeous left it for me. After having it sit on the edge of the sofa overnight, she moved it back into the bedroom to do herself. In hindsight, I do think … Continue reading Avoidance Practices: Staying Off My Dreck List
I recently was going through some old scrapbook pictures that also ended up being scanned and posted to my Facebook page. This was done back in that early period when middle-aged people ruined social media sites by invading what up to that point had been the province of teenagers and early twenty-somethings only. I don't have children, but … Continue reading Faded Glory
I believe I am only two grocery store trips away from buying the Archie comic book that I've been secretly reading lately. For years I would self-consciously pick up the tabloids and hope that no one I knew would see me flipping through one. These days I could really care less if George Clooney's marriage is … Continue reading Reconnecting With Reggie
David Letterman is retiring next month, so starting this week I am watching each of his shows all the way to the end. I will miss his irreverent and dry take on everything from phony movie stars and politicians to the self-deprecating shots that he always aims at himself. I'll also miss his pranks with unwitting people out in … Continue reading Farewell Dave
Snowbirds are now flying back to their northern nests. This means that we have survived our very first invasion. We noticed the change almost immediately as soon as April 1st arrived, with the entrance and circular road of our community being much less hectic. As the Easter and Passover holidays both started and ended, we also … Continue reading The ‘Season’ is Over
Blogger's Note: I started this posting assuming that it would be one single post about how I became a librarian. But it is apparently a longer story than I had anticipated. You'd think I'd know my own life better than I apparently do! A continuation will be written at a later date. When I graduated from library school in … Continue reading “You Must Like Books” (Part I)
Recently Gorgeous had a reading with a client who lives in London. When the session ended, she told the woman how lucky she is to live in such a beautiful and wonderful city. The client saw things differently, though: "What's so lucky?," she asked. "It does nothing but rain here!" True enough. It does rain … Continue reading How Can You Live There?
I was required to return my government-issued iPad just prior to retiring. In spite of an initial ambivalence when they gave it to me, I really enjoyed having a tablet, and I found many uses for it in during the two years it was in my possession. I absolutely loved it sitting nearby when I watched old movies or TV shows -- quite … Continue reading Wants and Needs