Random Huggers

I’ve always considered hugging to be an expression of affection between family and close friends. Growing up, my family members were not heavy huggers.  We hugged at important times, but most often, we exchanged a sort of mental hug where we just knew everyone was on board with whatever was happening.  This hasn’t changed over…

Words of Wisdom

Keeping healthy and ahead of possible health problems is important at any age, but the way to do these things changes over time. In your 50s, providers squish and reach in certain areas less often than in the past and turn their attention to deeper, darker territory never seen before in most of us. I…

Laughing at Language

I’ve been using language to communicate for over 50 years, which is a long time. I figure with this much experience, I’m sort of an expert in words. I use them in every day life to describe things, convey ideas, complain, and to write, what I hope are, funny stories. I recently came to the…

Laughter at the Lane

I recently had the pleasure of traveling by air, which is something I don’t do on a regular basis.  Given that I have a touch of OCD, I have a routine that ensures I abide by the litany of airline rules and that I don’t miss my flight.  I arrive 2 hours before flight time…

Murmuring in the Moment

In your fifties, the nest is a place of transition; those whom you brought into this world are flying out and those who brought you into the world are hovering around it, just in case they need to come in for a landing.  My mother has always been a very independent woman and she deserves…

I’m Here to Make Jewelry!

Like many women, my life is busy. Being over fifty with an empty nest, I find that when I have a little free time, I get to do what I want to do. I look for opportunities to learn something new in a way that doesn’t involve a lot of people or drama. I recently came…