Living Life as a Miracle: a trip to the Holy Land

Living Life as a Miracle: a trip to the Holy Land

The over-large postcard arrived in the mail, heralding an appealing offer: the maiden voyage of a Celebrity cruise, an eight-day Mediterranean itinerary that included the Holy Land. Two days in Israel, not a large country, but laden with Christian treasures and...
Want and Need

Want and Need

Yesterday was a hallmark day, as important as our wedding anniversary.   It is the date that I met Larry Colando, at a Grad House Party in 1974. I learned later that he’d taken out a life insurance policy the day before. Foreshadowing that his life would be...
Wired

Wired

I am wired differently than my husband, Larry. But that doesn’t mean that either is wrong or right – or assuredly male or female. Or that he’s bigger and better, though I affirm that he is. Or that either of us is left-brained/analytic vs...
Airline Conversation #3: “Let it snow!”

Airline Conversation #3: “Let it snow!”

My husband used to travel extensively, flying about the country to market shrink wrap packaging, a product that changed the way the world shopped. Store lighting bounced off the clear plastic film fit closely around products, so that each seemed to have its own...
A walk in the park plot twist

A walk in the park plot twist

Life is not a simple walk in the park, is it? There’s all those people and opinions plotting the demise of happiness from the vagary of their human nature. While “a walk in the park” is an idiom, people can just be idiots. As you know from my tag...
Open Heart

Open Heart

I’ve just returned from an echocardiogram appointment. The results were reassuring; especially because I am almost exactly one year older than my dad was when he had his first pacemaker installed. My dad died of a broken heart in 2008. The young technician was...