Courage

Courage

So, you think you’ve got courage, Constant Reader. Try this on for size: A friend who’d moved to Florida Facetimed me to tell me she was dying. She had courage. She loved me enough to let me know in person. Unable to fly the 3000 miles, she did the next...
I Speak ‘Strine – and You can, too!

I Speak ‘Strine – and You can, too!

Though the country is as locked down as America is, it’s Spring Down Under now and my husband and I would love to travel to Australia again. Again and again. There’d be no language barrier… well, of course, you think. Aussies speak English. However,...
Rapport Achieved Amidst the Agony of COVID

Rapport Achieved Amidst the Agony of COVID

Last Saturday, my husband and I attended an emotional, and at-once stately and personal, Celebration of Life service. Thank goodness the service was confined to close friends and family, with all who desired to do so, given a microphone moment to share remembrances of...
Aristocrats, Vagabonds, and Clowns

Aristocrats, Vagabonds, and Clowns

Aristocrats, vagabonds, and clowns… does this describe your passel of friends, foes, and family? Have you been able to see, hug, and hold them close yet? After the protracted pause our lives endured across the nation, the¬†friendly skies (whose airline slogan is...