Friends and Passersby

Richmond/Terra Nova walk (February 28, 2019) Photo by Danny

A year or two after my cancer treatments ended in 2009, I got an urge to write about my cancer. At the time, I was hopeful that I would survive cancer and live my remaining days in reasonable health. However, before starting my chemotherapy and radiation therapy, my oncologists indicated that I only had a… Continue reading Friends and Passersby

Helmets, Dogs, and Orchids

Last night, before I went to bed, I briefly talked with my two new orchids. I told them to get acquainted with each other and try to like each other, despite the difference in their color. I felt kind of silly, but several friends told me that orchids require lots of love and attention.  And… Continue reading Helmets, Dogs, and Orchids

Now I Know…

My new bike (used)

I Now Know… That the Covid19 pandemic created a new market for the manufacturers of plastic dividers for social distancing. That many stores now offer a store pickup option.  You order online and then drive to the store to pick up the item(s).  There is no need to walk through the store looking for the… Continue reading Now I Know…

Another POETS Acronym

Regular readers of this site are already familiar with my original POETS acronym story – Piss On Everything Tomorrow’s Saturday! It was something to remember on Fridays – especially the Fridays that were not going well. Essentially, it gave hope that tomorrow will be a better day. But today, my Holly Golightly gave a new… Continue reading Another POETS Acronym

Holly’s Boo Boo

Holly Golightly hiding behind Danny

Although it was not Friday the 13th, it sure felt like it was. It used to be that Friday was a cause for celebration because it signaled the beginning of the weekend.  And kids going to school and their working parents all look forward to the best workday of the week. But after you retire,… Continue reading Holly’s Boo Boo

A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day

Before I begin my Thanksgiving Day story, I want to announce a very special friend’s 81st birthday today. It’s ironic that my buddy Norm Colon (the southern Norm), gets to celebrate three special occasions today – because he lives in the USA and they celebrate Columbus Day.  Their Thanksgiving Day isn’t until next month. So,… Continue reading A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day

Because

All good things must come to an end ‘because’ of something. I received a renewal notice from the website hosting company that provides me with this platform to tell my stories. I’ve been writing here for almost a decade but now find it challenging to write about happy things. And although there is a seemingly… Continue reading Because

My Holly Golightly and Audrey Hepburn

Part 1 of 3  (Originally published April 2012) Last night, I suddenly awoke to the most bizarre sight during a night of deep and peaceful sleep.  I sat upright on my bed and began hugging my pillow in terror. But first, let me give you a little background. Holly Golightly is a Coton de Tulear.… Continue reading My Holly Golightly and Audrey Hepburn

News of the Day

In early February, I stopped following the news of the day because I was getting stressed out from all of the doom and gloom. I used to watch the news all of the time, and if I were in the car, I’d listen to an all-news channel.  And then, suddenly, I had a brain fart… Continue reading News of the Day

Something I Forgot to Mention

Holly Golightly hiding behind Danny

Last Sunday (March 4th), I decided to take a pause from writing in my journal for an extended period of time. However, I have been receiving a lot of calls and emails, asking if I was okay or why I had closed my website? I should have just posted a notice like this – and… Continue reading Something I Forgot to Mention