Summer Boys

Summer Boys

As I passed the Lake Harriet swimming beach on my bike ride today, memories of Jr. High summers came flooding back to me. School’s out and that’s prime time for flirting with boys. There they were today, a group of teenage girls in bikinis crowded on the diving...
Practicing Sixty

Practicing Sixty

When I turned 58 I realized how perilously close to 60 that was. Scary. I wanted to really enjoy that biggie in two years, but how could I if I was experiencing  shock? I thought of the perfect remedy—make sure to mentally turn 60 one year early—at 59. Then I could...
Bicycling to Sixty

Bicycling to Sixty

Two weeks ago, we had an actual blizzard in Minneapolis. In April. But now the snow has finally melted and I’m back on my bicycle again, riding the paths of Minnehaha Creek and Lake Harriet.  Of course I had to reorient myself on how to shift up and down–ah ha!...
Burnout

Burnout

I’m not sure which metaphor to use. Climbing out of an Abyss is much too strong, as isWaking from a Stress-Induced Coma. How about Coming out of Hibernation? That’s how I feel right now, and no, it’s not winter related. Susie hasn’t been around much lately, and the...
Bridesmaids Forever

Bridesmaids Forever

Second best to being the Bride is being Mother-of-the-Bride. And that’s just what I’ll be in September when my darling daughter gets married. All of the wedding planning has made me think of my own wedding 31 years ago—the flowers, the dress, the service, the...

Uneven Friendships

There has been much written and discussed lately about our perception of friendship and how it is often wrong.* Some of the people we see as our friends may not necessarily see us in the same way. It may not always be reciprocal. This shouldn’t be surprising,...