Results for "If you have a pulse"
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

The trailers for the movie Can You Ever Forgive Me looked more lighthearted than it was.  It was not funny, although it was a well-done movie. The movie, drawn from a real-life story about a writer, Lee Israel, was deeply affecting. Sadness and lostness pervaded all...

Gardening & Housekeeping

Gardening & Housekeeping

I love gardening – especially in an autumn garden – my enthusiasm is not matched by ability. That’s true for many things in my life — including housekeeping. But in both endeavors, I see connections to many life lessons ~ mainly getting the most out of the wonderful, crazy adventure this life is. Paul Newman once said, “If you have a pulse, you have a purpose.” Since I think I felt a pulse, I rejoice I have a purpose — writing about what I am learning, and hearing your feedback.

An Anniversary: Eleven Years Blogging

An Anniversary: Eleven Years Blogging

Eleven years ago, I “published” my first blog piece.  I began it after four years into an unanticipated relocation, from  “the Free state,” to the Lone-Star state. The organizing principle was gardening, tethered to a favorite quote from a favorite actor: “If you have...

OK, Boomer!

OK, Boomer!

A Cheeky Put-Down I learned on CBS Sunday Morning a new put-down. I was hurt. OK, Boomer is the current generation's cheeky put-down of my generation. It expresses the exasperation younger folks feel with our hypocrisy, incompetence, and curmudgeonliness. But, I...

May’s  Memories Made in Maryland

May’s Memories Made in Maryland

In our ten day absence, the garden grew greener and more lush. A solid week of downpours has been good for grass, shrubs, and my geraniums, though it wrecked havoc in many places in Texas. Because of the unseasonably wet and cool weather, though I cut back the roses,...

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