Beware of Halloween

Beware of Halloween. Kids will do anything for candy. Jerry Seinfeld said, “Candy was my whole life when I was a kid. For the first 10 years, I think the only clear thought I had was ‘Get Candy.’ That was it – family, friends, school – they were just obstacles in the way of the candy. I could only think get candy; get candy; get candy.” I wish I could say that ended when I was 10. Sometimes my brain works like that now. For now, forget all the studies about how bad candy is … [Read more...]

Reunited, and it feels so good…

So I lost my phone. Or it was stolen. It happened at my class reunion. As soon as I got back to where I was staying, I realized I had no phone. I tore my purse apart, looked in the car, and retraced my steps. No phone. I returned to the restaurant, looked everywhere, checked lost & found. No phone. My phonelessness was, at best, an inconvenience, but it also was a reminder of how much I rely on the darn thing. Thank goodness, the next day, my sister reminded me … [Read more...]

The Power of Music

I have a confession to make. For my birthday, Doug took me to see Beautiful, The Carole King Musical at the Kennedy Center. I loved it so much, I cried. I couldn’t help myself. Sitting there in the Opera House, listening to the music I fell in love with when I was a teenager, just touched me in an unexpected way. It transported me back to about 1972 when I found Carole King’s album, Tapestry, under the tree on Christmas morning. I played that album so much that I wore it … [Read more...]

Ode to the Class of ’75

Oh, my dear blog, so sorry you’ve been so neglected lately. Nothing personal -- just caught up in life. One of the things that kept me busy was my 40th high school class reunion. Yep, you read that right. Forty years. I graduated in The Year of Our Lord, 1975. I didn’t plan to attend the reunion because I have traveled to Utah too much lately, and one more trip there didn’t sound like a financially wise idea. Then, the enthusiasm started building for this momentous occasion, … [Read more...]