I’m feeling restless, a combination of loneliness and ants-in-my-pants. The result of which usually isn’t constructive: I spend, damage, dream. I waste flee... more

A Trip to Remember

I walked barefoot in the cool moist sand along a deserted beach on a beautiful day in Miami. The sky was an outstanding robin’s egg blue with huge white cloud... more

Menopause Venom

I'm taking snake venom for hot flashes, Lachesis mutus, to be exact. This homeopathic remedy comes from the poisonous venom of the bushmaster, a greatly feared ... more


Sometimes I live in sunshine. I greet every day with a happy heart. Each morning brings with it a promise of new opportunities. I sip my hot coffee laced wit... more

Pseudo Pneumonia

"Pneumonia?" I said as I looked at the x-ray. "Yes, see these infiltrates, these large white patches throughout your lungs?" asked Dr. B. pointing at my lung... more

Books and Stuff

“Are you still there?” I spoke into the phone, not sure if my husband hung up on me or was simply speechless. “Another garage sale?” he asked after a... more

Activity Boy

I sit alone on a chartered flight that will be landing way, way south of the border, on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. This constitutes a fear of the unknown... more


If I were to write an ad in the personals, it would read something like this: Wanted: Handsome Young Pirate. Wooden leg acceptable. Removable hook optional. ... more

Thirty-one Toes

My husband and I sat in the sparsely-furnished waiting area of the metropolitan hospital, watching our three-year-old grandson, Dylan, frolic over the furniture... more