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April 15, 2018

At last! On this, the 15th day of April, I think it is safe to say that winter is finally over. Mother Nature has had her fun, playing an April Fools’ Day joke that began with an unusually cold March and ended with April evening temperatures in the 30s. But that chilly, unseasonal weather is…


Dog sitting Is for the dogs

April 08, 2018

“Mom, can you babysit Sunshine the week I’m out of town on vacation?” my youngest daughter asked. She wasn’t talking about a toddler with a cute nickname but rather a 40-pound, one-year-old Golden Retriever. A dog that was used to living in a house, not outside, I might add.…


Minor irritations are just the small stuff

March 25, 2018

Occasionally, we all run through a patch of bad luck. I’ve had my share lately in the form of minor nuisances. Nothing life-altering in a negative way, but the stuff that makes me grind my teeth.

To begin with, my husband and I were seated in front of three very excited, twenty-something,…


It took a trip to learn to Uber

March 18, 2018

One of the many benefits of traveling is broadening one’s horizons. For example, on my recent trip to South Florida, I saw elderly Cuban-American men playing dominoes in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, and I ate fried conch in Key Largo. In Key West, I took a sunset cruise on a…