Olde age

Olde age

Some days, I like to spell olde the archaic way because it feels like it should be a four-letter word. On Monday, I bent to retrieve a small bag of lunchtime veggies from the lowest shelf in our workroom fridge, and I tweaked my back. Crud-ite! As a result, I walked like a tiny old [...]

Santa wears specs

Santa wears specs

Santa wears readers in our house. This 2019 edition to his wardrobe owes little to his deficiencies and everything to ours. Two of us have terrible eyesight and a vain inability to keep track of our glasses…because they’re only on our actual heads when we absolutely have to strap them on. Otherwise, you’ll find dime [...]

Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?

We train all year for this event, alternating cardio, weight and cartography workouts.  We pack with precision. Wicking clothes. Check! Running shoes. Check! Sunblock. Check! On the big day, we hit the road early, well before sunrise, fielding phone calls from various family members, concerned about our progress. My mother's birthday has become an endurance [...]