Self in Quarantine

The other day I thought that a nice baked banana bread would be the very thing to ease our restless, confined souls in the quarantine zone. Banana bread is something I have made for years from memory. Baking it was always like second nature. I was imagining the warm, sweet soft bread with a hot…

The New Normal

Okay. Unless you have been living under a rock in the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic mountains or holed up in a cave in the Himalayas searching for Nirvana, you know there is a killer virus sweeping across the globe at an alarming rate. We had heard about it a couple of months ago. But…

Fortune Cookie

Planning for the next stage of life, in my case, retirement, is a much steeper learning curve then I had ever anticipated. It’s not just enough to have plans for what you want to do, in my case writing and traveling or maybe writing about traveling, you also need to learn how to pay for…

Sealed with A Kiss

This month I am mourning the loss of what I consider a most exquisite art form ~ letter writing. That gem that comes by post, beautiful paper or an artful or funny card wrapped in an envelope which travels to me by way of a small square depicting art or culture or history pasted to…