Midnight Mind Chatter
The TV game show Jeopardy is advertising the latest on-line test to become a contestant. It’s coming up on March 28. My husband has been urging me to register and I’ve been “forgetting”. Last night I figured out why.
It’s not that I was concerned about failing the test. It’s [...]
Who you gonna call?
Last year we bought a washer-dryer unit. One of those skinny, dryer-stacked-on-top, units to replace one we’d been using since Atlantis was a super power. Funds were short but laundry will not be ignored. A Craigslist search and several phone calls brought us the new (to us) unit in [...]
Yeah – that's me!
Today is the second Saturday of the month. This means the warehouse is all swept out, all my tools are put away, the work table is clear, and the shop bathroom is clean. This only happens on the second Saturday of the month during the warm months of the [...]
Come on, throw me the ball!
Just recently I changed my answer to that ubiquitous networking question, “What do you do?” My new answer, “Play”. I haven’t had many chances to use it yet. So far the reaction has been a slightly startled pause, a smile and an invitation to tell the questioner [...]
The confluence of serendipity and synchronicity have launched me on a new trajectory.
Hmmm – the trajectory isn’t really new. It is more accurate to say that recent events have opened my eyes to the path I am already tip toeing along and enabled me to believe I can walk it with assurance, authority [...]
Here I am at 60+ years of age (thank you, yes I know I don’t look a day over 55) and still trying to figure out what I’m going to be when I grow up. It’s a big assumption that I will ever actually do that – grow up I mean. All indications [...]
It’s over! No, really – it’s over. Over for me anyway. I’m sure there will be people knocking on doors for months to come, trying to get information about the households that refused to talk to any of the previous 5, or 6, or 7 or more dedicated people who tried to convince [...]
As a sign painter I frequently have to remind myself to step back and look at what I’m doing from the proper distance. Since my nose is usually about 10 inches from the work (really must look into better glasses) I can see all the flaws, uneven color coverage and not-quite-straight lines. When I [...]
I am profoundly grateful to my mother. She relentlessly (or so it seemed) pounded into my head that I could do anything I set my mind to do. [...]
Once a month I convert my sign shop into a play room and host an Art of Being Present play date. The 12-ft table is covered with dozens of bottles of paint and stacks of slick finger painting paper. The CD player is set up with an eclectic selection of music picked specifically to [...]