You know the old joke, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” For me, when things change abruptly, I feel sort of shell shocked, disoriented and frankly, pissed off. One of my big dreams is that I will become more graceful in life as I grow older and wiser, but that … Continue reading Twists and Turns
It’s easy to slip into roles that are assigned to us by other people. It’s less complicated to live the life that’s expected of us rather than fight for the one that we really want. It’s often simpler to fit in and follow others even though we might want to break free and lead our … Continue reading Even Late Bloomers Can Flourish
As I mentioned in an earlier blog entry, I’m taking part in a blogger collaboration project. My friend, the infectiously positive and positively inspiring Tajwarr, is the creator of this collaboration. She asked a group of bloggers to write about the effect loss has on our lives. Why loss? Well, as Nicolle so wisely said, "Nothing is … Continue reading Tomorrow, today will become yesterday.
The Flying Finn (Bottas) started the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix in pole position and led the race for a while. But it was Sebastian Vettel in his fire engine red Ferrari who sped to victory. After the race, grinning from ear to ear, Vettel said, "Tonight was really great. We are doing well and … Continue reading Vettel the Victorious
I was tagged in the Writer’s Ink Challenge by Ipuna Black. Thank you, Ipuna! You’ve given me a legitimate reason to talk about my novel-in-progress “Postcard from Paris.” Writer’s Ink Challenge Rules: Thank your nominator. Again, thank you, Ipuna. Answer at least 8 questions about writing. Sure, no problem. Nominate at least 5 people. Well, … Continue reading A Little Rebellion
I was late arriving at the social media and blogging party. In fact, I didn't become a citizen of the virtual world until January 2017. What can I say? It took me a while to decide to join the twenty-first century. But I can now honestly say that I'm glad I did. Who says an old … Continue reading Take Ten
Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas has taken his maiden Formula One pole position after beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.023s in Saturday’s qualifying session for the 2017 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. I did not see this coming. Bottas kept Scandi cool under the hot Bahrain sun. Anything can happen in Formula One… … Continue reading Scandi Cool on display in Bahrain.
As I mentioned in a previous post, the running joke in my family is that they raised an unhurried child. It’s true that I don’t like being rushed. Whenever possible, I prefer doing things on my own, in my own way, and at my own pace. If I’m given the freedom to do that, I … Continue reading A New Concept
Hello, Monday! Okay, so, like everyone else, I have good days and bad days. I have fantastic days. And, sometimes, I have days that, for lack of a better term, suck. At the beginning of last month, I had one of those really sucky days. I just wanted it to be over. I couldn’t wait … Continue reading Today is a good day!
Some people can tell you exactly what happened on any given date. They can recall where they were and what they did from dawn until dusk. My memory doesn't work like that. Days from my past are blurry. Of course, I do remember certain specific events. But I wouldn't be able to tell you the … Continue reading Checked in at the Hotel California