COVID Vaccination Day!

My mom held my hand as we walked along the sidewalk. The four of us looked like many other families in the neighborhood, all hurrying along to the same place — to get vaccinated against the horror of the times, polio. A snippet of that memory came back last week after...

My Ukulele: Musing on Pandemic Options

When I was 11, my grandpa gave me a ukulele for Christmas. And I’ve been thinking more about that uke lately. When the Covid pandemic shut down my beloved dancing, I thought the pause would be brief but… I WAS WRONG! Ballroom has been my hobby, my social outlet, and...

Loss of Freedom Brings Rewards: s-l-o-w is good!

What I learned by staying at home: I’ve been a spoiled brat most of my life, doing whatever I felt like doing whenever I felt like to doing it. My new habit is to ask myself, “Do I need that?” Do I need it, NOW?” Mostly the answer’s been “No!” and I like this trend!...