Cataract surgery has transformed my impressionistic view of the world into a more realistic view, as I am now able to see the gorgeous details of nature more clearly.
My husband and I scored vaccination appointments early in the New Year. I had thought we might have to wait until the spring before they were available. We managed to navigate Orange County’s website and book first and second appointments. It did not matter we were unable to get simultaneous appointments; it did not matter […]
After months of negotiations amid the raging virus that is Covid-19 my husband and I finally managed to arrange a trip north to see our kids and grandchildren. Endless debates preceded this decision. Driving versus flying; how long to stay; and where to stay. Chicago is a two-day trip from Orlando so we decided to […]
Day 226 of Pandemic Paranoia. March 12th was the date I was to fly to Chicago rendezvousing with my daughter to celebrate my son’s birthday. Inklings of a lethal virus were circulating. National and state borders were closing. So, like many others we cancelled our travel plans, fully expecting to be able to rebook in […]
Ah Sunday mornings and the Sunday newspapers. Such a tradition. I love reading the New York Times and the Orlando Sentinel. I have an Apple Newsfeed supplying me with bits from sources like NPR or Vanity Fair. I just don’t remember my stomach clinching when I used to read the papers prior to the pandemic. […]
I was talking about COVID anxiety with my adorable physical therapist during a recent rehab session. I suspect anyone with “therapist” associated with his or her name is getting an earful right now. “What is keeping you up at night?” asked the ever-attentive Meagan. “The three Ps–Pain, Pandemic, and Politics,” I blurted out without pausing. […]
Perhaps crusading for creativity has its rewards. I had the pleasure of talking about the topic with Lindsay Kirst during a Nourish Coffee Talk session. These weekly sessions are hosted by the Center for Health and Wellbeing. The title of the talks reminds me of a time when I was young and my Mom would […]