Monday Musings

Another weekend and another midlife realization that the person that spent years flying down the highway in the fast lane is in the rearview mirror and I prefer those slow Sunday morning drives and avoiding highways whenever possible.  No more U-turns to miss waiting for the train, but now hoping it’s a long one with…

The Week In Seven Photos

Often when I look back at the week, I try to concentrate on the simple enjoyments of life, but sometimes the universe makes you look at things more seriously. As the political season continues to go off the rails in the midst of the CDC warning this week concerning the Coronavirus, it felt like the…

Saturday Songs – Oldest Surfer On The Beach

I Stopped Searching For Perfection, Many Waves Ago, What Really Matters Is Here and Now, That’s About All I Know. Jimmy Buffett If you’re curious about some of my other photos or buying a print, please visit my photography site Curious Wandering.

The Week In Seven Photos

So, this week should only be about celebrating that Harper is one year old, but I discovered my first gray hair this week and while initial thought was it’s because I’m old, I would rather blame surviving a year with a puppy at this age. I tried the Harper excuse for old age on my…

The Week In Seven Photos

I know I’ve said it in previous weeks, but I have to say again, it has been a blooming strange year. With every delicate step forward there appeared to be many peculiar steps back. I suppose I could have taken more time to find a bench and reflect, but thankfully Harper has kept me constantly…

Ageless Or Aging Musings #9

The meaning of life messages can certainly change over the decades.  I remember when I first began working in the 80s that a “Hang In There” cat poster in someone’s cubicle always made me smile with thoughts of making it to Friday.  Decades later when life sends me a “hang in there” message, I immediately panic…

Ageless Or Aging Musings #8

I’ve discovered over the years that while I often agree with the quote “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” sometimes I understand the need to embrace the insanity, even if it’s rooted in childhood.  Recently I embraced the insane idea to watch another sad…

Ageless Or Aging Musings #7

How times have changed, I remember the excitement of Blockbuster Video carrying microwave popcorn back in the ’80s.

Ageless Or Aging Musings #6

I’ve always loved the ending to Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  Somehow in my fifties I find myself pausing longer at the two roads and a bench under a beautiful tree…

Ageless Or Aging Musings #4

A woman may find herself over the years waving goodbye to a favorite miniskirt, smiling at the red dress in the back of the closet, never parting with memorable jerseys and cringing at the 80’s memories of perms and shoulder pads.