Behind Closed Doors

I read a great memoir about a girl’s tough childhood, with violence, danger, and an abusive older brother. I recommended it to Facebook friends online. A friend said she didn’t like it because she didn’t think the book rang true. “The Mormon part or the survivalist part?” I asked her. “Neither.” She didn’t think anyone… Continue reading Behind Closed Doors

Expectations

It’s funny how you notice other people’s expectations and how they sometimes don’t align with your own. How they expect you to be available seven nights a week to do stuff. How they expect you to be hungry at regular meal times, even though your schedule is uniquely your own. How they expect you to… Continue reading Expectations

Wasabi on a First Date

They had the same hair dresser.  She was coming in as he was going out. He asked for her phone number. She gave it to her hairdresser to give to him. There aren’t too many eligible men in their seventies, especially one that still had his hair! Garth took Gladys to a nice Japanese restaurant.… Continue reading Wasabi on a First Date

Happily Never After

There it was on my Facebook feed. A writer friend I barely knew saying the best day of her life was the day she met her husband.  And a chorus friend telling her spouse “Love you, Babe” on their 30+ anniversary. It stings a little. It used to sting a lot. While going through an… Continue reading Happily Never After

Be Careful Who You Hike With

First of all, the title should be Be Careful with Whom You Hike, but I figured only English teachers would read the post if I did it that way. An old bf asked me to go on a hike with him. I said yes a little too quickly. Looking back, Bob (not his real name)… Continue reading Be Careful Who You Hike With

W is for Woo Hoo

What expression works for so many different situations? For me, it’s Woo hoo. Your girlfriend is getting married?  Woo hoo! Your other girlfriend wants to meet on Thursday night for drinks and dancing?  Woo hoo! Your worker woman cut all the tree branches hanging over your roof?  Woo hoo! Her daughter learned what 6 x… Continue reading W is for Woo Hoo

I is for Idiots (and Geniuses)

It seems that people these days don’t know how to do much except play games on their phones and do things with technology.  The old-fashioned stuff that seniors know how to do is lost on the younger people. Everyone should know how to: Fry a pound of bacon. Make an omelet. Make a grilled cheese… Continue reading I is for Idiots (and Geniuses)