I am an award-winning drama queen. OK, so I haven’t won an Oscar, Emmy, or Tony. I’m not sure what the name of the award was that I did win. So, let’s just call it a Hessie (in honor of my high school drama teacher). As a senior in high school I won “Best Actress in the District.” The district included six high schools. It’s my … Continue reading Drama Queen
When I was a senior in college there was a high profile murder in my hometown. It happened around Halloween. I remember my two sisters calling me to tell me about it; I lived in a dorm in another state. Even though I wasn’t there I was creeped-out by it. It occurred in a nicer part of town and was a break in. It’s not usually the way … Continue reading Death Penalty
I have a number of recurring dreams. Some of them are very common. One of them is any number of variations of where I just stop going to history or math or physics without officially withdrawing….I get an F for the course and I scramble around frantically to see if I can fix it. Twenty plus years after I graduated with a Ph.D. I still dream I haven’t finished my … Continue reading Bearded Lady
It’s no secret that I had cosmetic surgery over the Christmas holidays. I look significantly younger, so it’s hard to hide the change….and who wants to anyway? I didn’t tell my son and his family prior to the surgery. I had scheduled it seven months earlier and didn’t want them to worry about the surgery or my recovery. So when he and my four-year-old granddaughter … Continue reading Face Lift
I grew up during the Cold War. Some of you might remember the Civil Defense yellow and black signs that identified the location of nuclear fallout shelters. We had emergency drills much like fire and severe weather drills. If you think about, it was really a weird time. But it didn’t seem strange to us back then; it was just life in the 60’s. We had … Continue reading Cold War
Living in the moment becomes more important the older one gets. My 4-year-old granddaughter is teaching me that. She is playing t-ball for the first time this year. The other day I went to her practice. When I arrived she was “in the circle” standing just behind the “pitcher.” If you know t-ball then you know that the coaches actually do the pitching and the … Continue reading Play Ball!