Thursday, January 28, 2021'd think at 71 years of age, experience would have taught me how to handle them effectively so I can ensure the opposing party understands my position and I in turn, understand theirs. In all my years of careers working with and for people, I still don't get it. I still have the undeniable need to be 'right'. I still look disdainfully at people with diametrically opposing views. I still question the intelligence, ability to critically think, and willingness to be open minded of the one on the other side of the table. Why?

This seems like a good recipe to follow...but what if the other side of the table is stubborn, unteachable and unconcerned with coming to agreement. I guess then we need to learn when to walk away.

And when the arguments get to the point were there are too many and you find you need to walk away from the relationship as well...

Wednesday, January 27, 2021


Today I'm thinking about happiness...who gets it and who doesn' take on it below...interested in yours, too.

It is personal (imo) and based on our own life experiences. So personally, happiness for me is having children and grandchildren that are healthy and for the most part without 'want'. It is looking at my children and feeling satisfied they are doing their personal best to raise, develop, feed, clothe, educate and love their own children in a manner that makes the world a kinder, more habitable place for us all. It is again, for me, that I can look back on my 71 years and see the road traveled as one with a more than a few turns, occasionally a back step or two, but for the most part moving forward..learning and loving the entire path. Happiness is having more 'thankfuls' and fewer regrets. It is a snapshot of having a glass more full than empty...and truly enables me to look at others and hope beyond hope they too can find their own happiness in their lives. is not without some measure of guilt that I write this, too, as I see people suffering heartbreaking news and hardships daily and knowing everyone is deserving of happiness why some people have an abundance and others not so much.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Florida 2020/2021

With Chris, Amber, Dillon, Tay and Cohen, Sr and I had a great week. Always nice to fall in bed at night after a full day with these guys...and the house sure seems empty now. Love them to infinity.


Sunday, January 3, 2021

 Three + years in the interim...we discover what we knew all is everything :)

Road trip 2021

 A picture review of 2021 Sister Trip. As baby of the family, I’ve committed to visiting my three older sisters as often as possible, before...