Lincoln Logs

Walking on a mountain aligns all my Lincoln Logs and all is right with the world, and I get to do it again today.

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Military Appreciation Month

To My Son, & all his “guys” in the 4-4 Cav:

When I sleep in my bed,  I remember you.  I remember you sleep in a tent, in range of rocket attacks, never safe.

When I drive through Starbucks, I remember you.  I remember everything you don’t have, and think of the little things I take for granted but need to send you.

When I sit at my desk, I remember you.  I remember that you work around the clock and never relax.

Always, I remember with overwhelming pride the lifestyle you sacrifice so I may live it; the life you risk so others may live without terror.  I remember why you are there; I thank you, and all our military.

Now what?

So after you’ve created yourself in the image of what you envisioned as a child, you have the office and the title and the 401(k) and the HSA; and the house and the dog and the KitchenAid mixer, then what?

You’ve raised the kids and the husbands and the dogs.  You’re at the top of your career.  What do you do now?

I waited so long for my life to begin, and then it exploded in crazy, and suddenly,  ‘here I am’.  Don’t know how I got here, don’t remember much of it, but here I am.  I’m smarter and wiser and confident and totally fine with who I am.   (I reconciled myself long ago that my career was not going to take place in Manhattan).  There’s no work left to do.

It’s probably bad that I’ve arrived without savoring the journey, and perhaps I should make an effort to remember and treasure the time since about…….what,  1972?


Avoiding Pain

“Pain alone was not the enemy; the real enemy is fear and resistance.”. The Buddha

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Old Lady Adventures

I'm not this damn old on the inside...

biking america

which is 4,229 miles, should anyone ask


Every Ballpark, Every Day.

Musings & Meaning

in the Midnight Hour

A Baseball Road Trip

Thirty Major League Baseball Stadiums. Sixty Stadium Dogs. One Season.