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How Do You Spell “Old”?

How Do You Spell “Old”?

The question “How do you spell “old”?” is sort of facetious… we probably all spell it o-l-d or perhaps a-u-l-d, I have a few friends who spell it v-i-e-i-l-l-e, and of course my son-in-law spells it v-i-e-j-a. The concept of “old” really hit home his...
The Memory Bank Is Taking No More Deposits Today

The Memory Bank Is Taking No More Deposits Today

When my children were teenagers, life was so busy that I needed them to be diligent about using our family daytimer so the above title became my mantra:  “My memory bank is full, it’s taking no more deposits today.”  Really. I had a number of commitments of...
Old & Smart by Betty Nickerson

Old & Smart by Betty Nickerson

Old & Smart by Betty Nickerson: Women and The Adventure of Aging.  I bought it twenty years ago in a library book sale.  I read it immediately and appreciated it… but I was only in my 40s then. It’s still applicable I pulled the book out of my...
Snow = Curmudgeon

Snow = Curmudgeon

It’s snowing.  Sideways. I don’t like snow.  I don’t like being cold.  I also don’t like being a whiner. I do remember the excitement… I remember the excitement of snow as a child!  Living on BC’s west coast, the norm is rain so snow was like a special surprise…...
Do You Have 20/20 Vision?

Do You Have 20/20 Vision?

Two-plus years ago I saw a meme that said: “Don’t ask me where I’ll be in three years – I don’t have 20/20 vision”. a very strange year Almost everyone I speak with agrees that 2019 has been a very strange year with many unpleasant/unfortunate/unexpected events. While...