Just a short note on families, personalities and rocking who you are

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My extended family is a collection of all sorts of personalities although we skew toward the introvert side. There have been some marriages that brought in an infusion of extrovert (or the dark side as we call it). I call … Continue reading

Nothing random for October 6

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I don’t have a lot today. It’s been a very emotional week in many ways. Because I’m an oversharer you will hear about it eventually. I can’t promise it won’t come as twaddle but it will be cathartic for me. … Continue reading

Practicing my speaking skills

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My communication is moving from verbal to electronic and I love it. (Does that make me antisocial?) No awkward silences and quick to the point messages. Phone calls drag out. You call about one thing and before you know it, … Continue reading

The Christmas card tradition

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Every year I get more reluctant to write the cards. It’s not a lot of work. The addresses are on labels. It’s a matter of signing and slapping on labels and stamps. When I was younger I embraced the whole … Continue reading

What would you do?

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Last week I wrote a post about death. I had learned that an old friend had a terminal disease. He was someone I very rarely see but he made it a point to tell me personally. I was stunned and … Continue reading

Marriage, partnerships and communication done right…maybe

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You gotta love marriage. Done right, you have a best friend forever. Done wrong, it’s downright expensive and exhausting! A spouse is someone with whom you can share things and who will support you in many ways. Someone with whom … Continue reading

Back in the saddle again or where are my tiara and wings?

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Public speaking gives a lot of people diarrhea. Or maybe the heeby jeebies. Not me. I have always enjoyed the limelight. It must be the drama queen in me. If I could work in a tiara, it would be perfect. Good … Continue reading

Same old, same old – the art of communications

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Same old same old — Colloquial phrase used to denote status quo; phrase used when you don’t want to communicate what’s really going on in your life There are some people that you don’t see very often but you can … Continue reading