Arizona’s mountain tapestry enveloped us as we approached. Saguaros raised an arm-or multiples-in hello. The ocotillo’s crimson halo and gown of green enticed. This is to be our home! The steps leading up to this moment were quick ones. As the town approached and we emerged from our caravan of two with our golden retriever, … More New in Town
Sometimes thrills are right under our noses. Seizing the moment, Nonna and Pops loosely planned a few days with the two and three year-old cousins under our wings, sans parents and siblings. The mission: Have fun! Be kind! Be safe! What we all learned: Popsicles are especially delicious outside, before playing in the sand. The … More Backyard Adventures
In fall semester junior year, I changed my major at University of Maryland College Park from French- with a minor in Spanish—to nursing. A roommate’s Anatomy & Physiology class taught by Sigmund Grollman, author of the required textbook, intrigued me. The leap from studying a language that infiltrated my dreams to the complexities of medicine, … More Changing Faces
…the curve of a smile, a boy, a beak or tortoise shell, the outline of a beach or gallery, nature-engineered hoodoos, fresh persimmons and guavas or bejeweled pomegranate, a cuppa or sculpture, enormous Baci, Marilyn’s posterior or pizza pie. They make life round.
Our backsides are widening and our friends have expanded ideologically. We focus on travel, R&R, what’s for dinner, and some exercise for balance. Their concerns are the state of the planet and deep thinking. Approaching five decades, often on opposite coasts, we’ve come together to share joys and sorrows. We’ve also experienced growing pains and inexplicable heartbreak within the friendship. What were we thinking? … More Carry On