Author: Susan


Don’t Unfriend Me Just Yet!

I watched as my friend worriedly texted her adult children. She was reminding them that there were topics at their upcoming family dinner that were “off-limits,” because the conversation would inevitably not have gone...



How is it even possible that sixty years of my life have already passed? Better yet – how is it that I feel so much younger than that on the inside? As many milestones...


Until Further Notice

Dear Self, I am writing this during the second week of “social distancing;” an attempt to help our world get a bit of control over the Covid-19 virus. It is imperative that we all...



It always takes me a few weeks into a new year to choose my “word” for the year. I have to kind of settle in, take inventory of my life and its direction, and...


Strength in the Struggle

I had lunch last week with four very special ladies.  Altogether their years on this earth equaled 371. It was a sad occasion that brought us all together; one of their dear friends had...


A Smile, A Hug, A Moment

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou



Once again I found myself on the phone with a technical support representative in an attempt to fix my Mom’s television service. Bottom line – the entire system needed a reboot. It needed to...


Reinventing Traditions

When our youngest son and his fiancé (now wife) began planning their wedding this past year, they decided to take a long, hard look at each aspect of both ceremony and reception. Their idea...