Category: life

This Too Shall Pass

“This too shall pass” (Persian: این نیز بگذرد‎, romanized: īn nīz bogzarad) is a Persian adage translated and used in multiple languages. It reflects on the temporary nature, or ephemerality, of the human condition. The general sentiment is often expressed in wisdom literature throughout history and across cultures, although the specific phrase seems to have… Continue Reading “This Too Shall Pass”

…and Don’t Forget Ageism!

At age 79, I’ve become acutely aware of ageism.  Ageism is generally  perpetrated by someone decades younger than the target. It’s a form of generally accepted  ridicule.   Usually by smug men. It makes me angry and it needs to be called out more frequently… Continue Reading “…and Don’t Forget Ageism!”

Corona slug

I wake up about 8AM. Open one eye to check the time and go back to sleep for at least one half hour, preferably one whole hour. After a few minutes of stern self-speak, I arise, trying to remember what day it is. Then… Continue Reading “Corona slug”

Remembering Bess

undergarments 1950's

We’d always celebrated my Mother’s birthday on January 3, until she informed us one day that she learned upon  getting a copy of her birth certificate, that her birthday was really January 2!  We all shook our heads in disbelief, but there it was… Continue Reading “Remembering Bess”

Things My Mother Told Me

It’s just as easy to do something right the first time. (Not true.  The trick is to try again.) It’s just as easy to marry a rich man as a poor man.  (no comment.) Let that be a lesson for you.  (It usually was)… Continue Reading “Things My Mother Told Me”

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