“Ozly” Obsession

I grew up watching the Wizard of Oz movie, once a year on network television. When we saw the previews and knew it was coming up soon, I would write it on the wall calendar, in pen, to make sure I … Continue reading

A Pollen Fog as Thick as Pea Soup

This morning I rolled out of bed with a headache and obscured vision. It took me a while to come to my senses. When I finally did, I realized that the skin around my eyes was so puffy, I could … Continue reading

Put the Kibosh on Kidney Disease

  Three months ago I found myself face to face with an unnerving diagnosis – CKD, Stage 3. Initially, I didn’t take the news very well. I was scared, upset, and anxious. Then I asked my “prayer warrior” friends to … Continue reading

More Roadway Ramblings with my Roadster, Louie the Shark

I’ve been much too serious lately. I’ll blame it on winter’s enduring stronghold in the Midwest (give it up, winter…we’ve had it up to our eyeballs with your silly shenanigans…but, then again, we haven’t been dealing with Nor’easters!). In an … Continue reading

Close Encounters of the Spiritual Kind (Elder Care, Part II)

In my last post, I shared my personal views on elder care. There are many reasons for finding ourselves in this mess. First of all, let’s be honest, a lot of us are just too busy (or, too far away, … Continue reading

Christmas in my Heart

On this warm and gloomy day The snow of Christmas slipped away. All that’s left is a pile or two That from our shoveling efforts grew.   The Christmas lights are finally down All packed away and neatly wound, To … Continue reading