Category: A Musing

BOOK SUGGESTION

“Take your pleasure seriously.”  Charles Eames It’s been a long time since I’ve given a book recommendation and that’s because no book has blown my skirt up lately, which is an apt phrase to use with this book.  I’m not sure where this recommendation came from but I generally find books through friends or through…

Read more BOOK SUGGESTION

SMILE

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing”  Aristotle I was once in a discussion group and pondering a comment that someone made when the gentleman next to me noticed the serious look on my face, got my attention, and said “Smile”.  He then flashed a grin to…

Read more SMILE

THE DAILY HIDDEN BRAIN

“Imagination lays the tracks for the reality train to follow.” I’ll bet you’re wondering what I’m ingesting in order to come up with a topic like The Daily Hidden Brain.  Actually, I want to tell you about some amazing podcasts that I discovered.  One is called, The Daily, and the other Hidden Brain. However, when…

Read more THE DAILY HIDDEN BRAIN

GOOD ADVICE

“I tried being reasonable.  I didn’t like it.”  Clint Eastwood I recently received a comment from a reader who was trying to help.  The reader said that they’d read a number of my posts and observed that I was repetitious and that was why my Google rating was low.  But help could be on the…

Read more GOOD ADVICE

THE BLACK SHEEP

“Art saves lives.” The other day I was with a group of ladies when talk turned to children and grandchildren.  Yes, it was one of those discussions.  Good thing we were on our best behavior.  Except for me. Recently I’ve been trying to keep my opinions to myself.  Why should I care if someone thinks…

Read more THE BLACK SHEEP

FAMILY VACATION

“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.”  Oscar Wilde I recently returned from a trip with my daughter and her two daughters, my granddaughters.  We went to a big city. Let me give you a few reasons to travel with a group.  First of all, there are people to share…

Read more FAMILY VACATION

ANCESTRY RESULTS

“What do we tell the kids?” For years I’ve lived under the illusion that I was 100% Polish.  In fact, every time a news story began, “According to a recent Pole,” I thought they were talking about someone in my family.  Then my brother got the idea that we should send our DNA to Ancestry.…

Read more ANCESTRY RESULTS

LIVING TO 100

“There are no answers, just stories.” People of my generation receive many “interesting” ads for magic.  I like magic.  One of the latest was an ad for a ayurveda concoction made while adhering to a technique developed 5000 years ago.  The magic potion is chyawanprash, a jam like substance. Only one or two teaspoons a day…

Read more LIVING TO 100

HONEY, WE’RE HOME!

“If you only go through life doing things that are easy, shame on you.” I picked up the cats from my son’s family.  My amazing daughter-in-law and three of the grandchildren accompanied the puzzled cats on their journey across the state.  We met at a Culver’s and made the transfer from their carrier to my…

Read more HONEY, WE’RE HOME!

LIAR LIAR

“Friends are long term adventures.” So there we were, in the long-term parking at O’Hare.  Our genius plan, devised by my daughter, was to park at O’Hare, Lyft to our hotel, and save the cost of $69 per night valet parking, which was the only parking available to us at the hotel.  Brilliant!  Until… As…

Read more LIAR LIAR