Counting Blessings

An unexpected gift dropped into my lap yesterday evening. After finishing dinner, I checked my phone and saw that I had a message. It was from an old friend who now lives halfway across the country, saying she was going to be driving for a couple of hours and had some time to talk if... Continue Reading →


The List

As promised, here’s my list of things I plan to accomplish before ringing in 50. There’s nothing flashy or daring here, but many of the items are things I have put off doing out of fear, so to overcome them would set me on a much happier path for my second act.   My (Halfway... Continue Reading →

Cresting the Hill

I’ve been thinking about how my 49th birthday is coming up, and how I’ve always had a much harder time with the “9” birthdays than with the “zeroes”. Surprisingly, once the zero comes around again and kicks off a new decade, I’m fine. I wonder if it will be the same with the big five-oh.... Continue Reading →

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