Journaling – A Lifelong Obsession

Journaling – A Lifelong Obsession

Being isolated as a dependent on a sea duty tour taught me to put my thoughts and ideas down on paper. Back in 1980, before computers, the internet, even word processors, the good old pen and notebook were all I had. “Be sure to write” Mom said before...
You Can Get a Dog When You Retire

You Can Get a Dog When You Retire

Why did I say that? I’ve been a cat person for the last 60 + years and not real thrilled when my husband, Jim, kept hinting “we should get a dog.”  From the looks of our two cats, they shared my dread.  Not having a dog since 1977, the thought made...
What We Do For Coffee

What We Do For Coffee

Many years ago while living in Italy, I became a coffee snob.  Prior to that, anything would do –  instant; cheap diner sludge; the gruel at the office; even worse, waiting for an oil change.  But while in La Maddalena, Sardinia (the large island south of...
Retired Artist on the Road

Retired Artist on the Road

My husband and I purchased an RV a few years ago, getting ready for my retirement in Oct. 2014. He had retired the previous year. We purchased a 28′ Jayco Eagle Lite, and with our dog Meadow, had tried out a few short trips around our state – Arizona.   I...