My house is clean, for the moment.  YAY!!  Ok, no, I didn't clean it. I paid someone to do it.  That's ok - the outcome is worth every penny.  Many blessings on people who make a living cleaning houses. I am caught up on my class!!  Yes.  CAUGHT UP!!  I still have some "extra" material … Continue reading Progress

IT’S TIME for the Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza!!

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date... THIS post by Jz has been up for days already.   (It's a reflection of how ridiculous my life is that I"m just now getting started.)  But the post answers my pressing question about how the great cookie exchange got started.  It also explains how the cookie … Continue reading IT’S TIME for the Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza!!

A Bit of Better

“One's doing well if age improves even slightly one's capacity to hold on to that vital truism: "This too shall pass.” ― Alain de Botton Yesterday was better.  I got some things accomplished.  My partner did some things that needed to be done.  My daughter took care of some things.  That all helped. I've settled … Continue reading A Bit of Better


Trapped  like a bug in a spider web, Trapped in networks of connections networks of good intentions, the stickiness of the web leaves a residue of helplessness and pointless struggle. Lost in a maze, the walls rising like a prison, casting shadows. Each turn another dead end -  or a circle, tracing a careful path … Continue reading Trapped