The Chicken Little approach

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I am a confirmed hypochondriac. I confirmed myself because that’s what hypochondriacs do. I am constantly checking for symptoms and I can usually find some. Matching it up with the correct illness gets trickier. I long for the day when … Continue reading

Catching up

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It’s been a very hectic time here. My brother and sis-in-law were in a very bad auto accident. Life changes in a second. I am watching firsthand the pain and suffering auto crashes cause. We all think we are good … Continue reading

A couple of philosophical odds and ends

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Once in a while I take an irrational disliking to someone. Sometimes I don’t know why. There is something about them (and I can’t always put my finger on it) — appearance, behavior or vocabulary that reminds me of someone … Continue reading

Hello Zen, it’s Kate. Do you make house visits?

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I am waiting patiently for the appliance repairmen. (Ok, not so patiently! I’m on my second mocha latte.) Our 5-year-old top of the line dishwasher broke. We turned it on before going to bed and were greeted with an ocean-front … Continue reading

Please don’t let him die!

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That’s what I kept saying in my car. It was a terrifying experience for me and I wasn’t directly involved. I had a front row seat to a near train disaster. As it unfolded time stood still. Everything was in … Continue reading