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RV-Able: Flexibility Required

“I’d like to be on the road by 10:00 am,” Ric told me the night before our five and half month stay at the beach trailer park ended.  “There are high wind warnings for tomorrow afternoon, so we should be at our destination before they hit.” I had pushed myself […]

RV-Able: Creating a Home

Gone are the wooden window valances draped in heavy material of sage green and burnt orange.  Gone are the matching upholstered dining chairs and the butterfly table.  Gone is the small J-couch that once blocked the large picture windows on the passenger’s side of the coach.  We are renovating. Since […]

How Illness Improved my Writing

It’s no mystery that stripped of all obligations and confined to a bed provides the coveted time to pursue writing skills, however; it is the actual experience of illness (in my case ME/CFS) that provides the platform for expansion.  Although I have been a ‘writer’ since my early years, the […]

Blogs I Count On

Every morning, I open my email to find a slew of new messages indicating that my fellow bloggers have been busy.  Typically, I scroll through and prioritize.  These are a few of my must reads: Soul Gatherings is my first go-to place.  Theresa offers a dose of daily inspiration served […]

A 5-year-old Muses

“Grandma, do you drive?” “No, Love, not right now.?” “But you can drive, right?  Do you have a license…actually, what is a license?” “It’s a little piece of paper that says you’ve passed your driving test.” We’re snuggled into bed for the night, the second of a two-night sleepover.  She […]

Why Write Poetry

First, a disclaimer:  I am in no way an authority on poetry; it is just something I happen to do… a lot.  In fact, my original blog, One Woman’s Quest, is dedicated to my poetic escapades. A cancer scare prompted me to start writing a blog in the first place […]

Now I’m “Up and Vanished”

Binge listening to the podcast “Up and Vanished”.  It’s an investigative series looking into the disappearance of 30 year-old Tara Grinstead, a high school teacher in Ocilla, Georgia. Inspired by the podcast “Serial”,  Payne Lindsey, a self-described film maker, has ventured outside his comfort zone to explore this mystery and […]

Systemic Describes ME/CFS

Systemic best describes the characteristic of ME/CFS:  the exhaustion, like a lead weight, hits muscles, organs, and brain creating an overall resistance to movement.  Physical energy is engaged in a battle against spirit. Two weeks ago, I attended wedding preparations and celebrations, babysat my five-year-old granddaughter, and felt like I […]

Simple Criteria for Eliciting Follows

Following a fellow blogger is a commitment that I take seriously; I have no desire to fill my inbox or Reader feed with material that I will ultimately ignore or delete. The initial impulse to fuel a follow is based on three simple criteria: First impressions:  does the blog immediately […]

Do Grandchildren Prolong Life?

A recent Facebook post suggested that babysitting contributes to prolonged life for grandparents.  Given how exhausted I am after spending time with my granddaughters, I find that hard to believe, and yet… there is an undeniable glow that lingers for days every time I am exposed to those precious little […]