What Do I See in the Rearview Mirror This Summer…?

Summer for me started early (March 19) when I learned that I was facing a possible quadruple bypass. My 61st birthday was spent in a hospital bed as I reflected on a lifetime of really bad dietary choices that led to my needing open-heart surgery. Hindsight is always perfect, isn’t it? I look in my … Continue reading What Do I See in the Rearview Mirror This Summer…?

Ten Things for Which I Choose to Be Thankful

First and foremost, I’m thankful that I am not dead. Some of you know that I had a triple bypass in March…the surgery and the subsequent looooooooong recovery period and the rehab that has become necessary were and are not fun, but being alive trumps the pain, inconvenience and bother. I’m thankful that I’m alive… … Continue reading Ten Things for Which I Choose to Be Thankful

Hallowe’en…What’s So Great About It?

I grew up in the Alaskan Bush, far from towns and neighborhoods. My formative years were spent mushing dogs, riding snowmachines, skating on the Big Pond, exploring the benches behind our house in March when the crust of the snow was just right...so when October rolled around, the only thing we were ever excited about … Continue reading Hallowe’en…What’s So Great About It?