She Wouldn’t Give the Go-Ahead

I was prepared for many of the changes that accompany aging.  I realize not everything can stay in its original shape and form or work like it always did, but I was totally unprepared for what happened last week. I don’t have any fond memories of going to the dentist. As a child, I went…

Unwanted Attention

It’s December 1st and opening day for Christmas season, which means getting decorations out of the attic and going to the ‘holiday party’ at work.  At last year’s party, I got a little more attention than I wanted.  No, I didn’t overindulge and tell anybody off, at least I don’t think I did.  But I…

I’m Not Humpty-Dumpty

My last story about almost falling brought back memories of quite a few times when I actually fell. I made out a little better than a certain nursery rhyme character we’ve all read about, but it wasn’t easy to always be the faller. When I was little-in age, not size-I used to fall quite often….

Life Throws You a Willy

I was out for a shuffle and realized that sometimes, you just don’t see it coming. It was early Monday morning when I headed out the door dressed in my shuffle shorts, shoes, and shirt.  That’s a lot of S’s at a time when the only ‘S’ I really wanted was sleep. Shortly into my…

She Left a What?

Over a 3-day period I participated in several meetings with a few people I had just met. Something funny happened during one of those meetings that got me thinking. We were heavily involved in our first discussion when one attendee leaned forward to rest her arms on the table while she shared her perspective.  The…

When the Jiggler Jiggles

I was at the airport the other day and while I saw a lot of what makes everyday life funny, I discovered that the little something here and there isn’t as stable as it used to be. When I arrived at the gate, there were many seats available and very few people in sight. I…