Category Archives: On Aging

Observations on growing older, keeping fit, staying active, and also on breaking down.

A Great Night of Theatre

A GREAT NIGHT OF THEATRE Please don’t be mistook that I meant “a night of great theatre.” That’s not what happened. Instead Don and I were part of a group of eleven non-actors putting on a ZOOM production of “Arsenic … Continue reading

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Narrative About Jeff’s Bicycling Accident

I have Jeff’s permission to share his article on my blog. Yesterday (Friday, October 7th), at around 2:40 PM, I had a head-on collision with a car.  I was traveling southwest on Madison street, and the other driver was making … Continue reading

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De-Cluttering 101 Second Post

So it’s now June 28. Yesterday was our 62nd wedding anniversary and I’m still in the hobby room. My parents’ photos are almost gone, and a month ago I had turned my attention to another task. I had a huge … Continue reading

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De-Cluttering, 101 (First Post)

After forty-one years of living in our house, we have forty-one years of stuff to get rid of. It was not clear where we should begin, but Don said we should start in the “hobby room,” a room we intended (in … Continue reading

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Goldie’s Birthday Party at Schilling Cider House

This year I was lucky enough to have my birthday fall on a Wednesday, my hiking day, so I could celebrate with a big group of hiking friends. Mike Cory planned a hike beginning at his house that took us … Continue reading

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People ask me why I chose to publish my novel, SHOW ME YOUR FACE, as an independent project rather than try to find a conventional publisher. Lots of reasons. My experience with publishers was not always happy. When HOLD THE … Continue reading

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Lake 22, Again

Lake 22 had been a family favorite for many, many years. This is the hike that the whole family loved, where we took out of town company and which we recommended to newbies looking for a starter hike. In the … Continue reading

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The Movie “172 Hours,” the Furnace in Arches National Park, and Me

What do you think when you see this picture of Don and me? That we are enjoying a moment of  quiet repose, soaking in the scenery of Arches National Park and breathing in the dry desert air? We are standing … Continue reading

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Looking for a hiking group? Start your own.

My hiking group has been hiking together for more than 15 years. During that time, of course, many people have come and gone, but the original two are still part of the gang–my husband Don and me. In the picture, … Continue reading

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