- New Jersey,
- September 21
- I am a 50-something writer and I spend much of my time pretending I don’t have MS. I have limited success at that.
The rest of the time I write, I read, I knit, I obsessively watch documentaries about the British Royal Family. Ok, just kidding about that last one. Sort of. It’s NOT obsessive.
I am an inveterate Anglophile. I am grateful for my children, for my grandchildren and for my many, many wonderful friends.
I think vodka is underrated as a coping mechanism. I adore my little dog. I wish I could marry Dick Cavett, Conan O’Brien and Bruce Springsteen. But not at the same time. And I realize two of them are out because they are already married. I said ‘wish’. Sheesh. But that still leaves Dick.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Finally, the Conference Itself
August 08, 2012 03:14PM
- Conference: The People & The
August 06, 2012 01:33AM
- Third Day
August 05, 2012 09:31AM
- Conference Day Two
August 04, 2012 05:14AM
- Conferencing With BlogHer
August 03, 2012 01:23AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thank you all for your
kind words!! I hope all of you
the princes and
July 12, 2012 03:57AM
- “Love it, love it, love
it!! I am just so sorry your
not have you
June 30, 2012 02:13AM
- “Stathi, thanks so much
for your comment and for your
June 30, 2012 01:59AM
- “Cheshyre Grin, thank you
for your comment, you have
valid points. But
June 29, 2012 05:30PM
- “Jeff, I am so glad you
still have your job. The worry
July 31, 2011 04:15AM
- MY LINKS
My sister and I frequently lament the downsliding of civility in our society and we usually end each confirming anecdote with a sigh and a firm â€œI hate peopleâ€. When I hear someone say they are a â€œpeople personâ€ I am…
The buffet breakfast is great, somehow this hotel gets the best fruit, I still remember that…
I have been single for 18 years, since my husband passed away suddenly Christmas week in 1993. We had been married for 17 years. Aside from the horrible shock of his death at such a young age, there was the loss of camaraderie and shared humor and stimulating discussion (he was… Read full post »
I know many good, kind and generous people. People who love and honor their spouses. People who have been proud and loving parents. People who have a deep devotion to their church and to their God. People who are generous to charities, committed to protecting the environment a… Read full post »
Dear Mr. Romney,
This Super Tuesday has not been very super for me.
Let me tell you about myself.
I grew up in an upwardly mobile middle class family. While we did not approach your level of wealth, I wanted for nothing and took many perks for granted, vacations,…
World War I did not have a number at the time it was fought. We did not realize another hellish nightmare would engulf our little planet within the next twenty or so years. At the time it was called the Great War, although the only thing ‘great’ about it was the… Read full post »
My mother passed away yesterday afternoon, far from where I live, in her sister’s home in Delaware. Two of her sisters were with her, but none of her children. Nor her husband. The reasons are a long story, as complicated and sad as my mother herself.
To say we had a… Read full post »
Our family is going through a lot of changes these days. Especially with me being sick and with life being so unpredictable, I was inspired to write a list of lessons I have learned over the years that I would like to impart to them.
Dear Kids,… Read full post »
The Help by Kathryn Stockett has been a publishing, and now a movie, phenom. On the immediate surface, it is a nicely written story of triumph over racism by oppressed black maids. But scratch that surface just a tiny bit, heck just blow some of the dust off… Read full post »
I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends in my life, people who sustain me with laughter and encouragement and love. But, I guess because I am human, it is one who is missing that often occupies my thoughts and my wishes for things to be… Read full post »
I have my new power wheelchair!! It is all powered up and ready to go. Now I just need the $1900 lift installed in my van so I can actually go places with it (the chair weighs about 200 pounds). I have asked the MS Society for… Read full post »
Well, the biggest mistakes I made were all pretty big and pretty
dramatic. The best things I have done pale in comparison, mostly
rather small and practical, but things that have helped all the
Best Thing #1: Writing my Blogs
Hands down, the best thing I have ever done for… Read full post »
I am a relatively smart person, but I have made some pretty dumb
mistakes in my life. A lot of the dumbest of the mistakes came
after finding out I had MS. I thought if I listed the top five, it
might save someone from repeating my blunders.
MISTAKE #… Read full post »
I havenâ€™t been getting out much, which/…