52 Things I am Grateful For

It was my birthday recently. The idea that I'm 52 is somehow shocking to me. Such a big number. Like, my God! I'm a middle aged woman! What the actual f---!! I recall childhood moments like they happened a month ago, so fresh in my brain with every detail and then sometimes last weekend feels... Continue Reading →

Transforming Stuff

I own a beautiful necklace. It used to be a plate---a plate from a china set my mom got for me when I was in my early teens. It was important for a good Greek girl to have a fancy set of dishes. Maybe it was a financial thing. You know, people with money had... Continue Reading →

The Joy of Children

Mama, it's raining! One unmanageably hot day in Greece where the temperatures were around the 40 Celsius mark and the humidity almost 100% everything was sticky including my cousin and I. We sprawled on two small sofas trying not to have any part of our skin touch any other part because that would cause the... Continue Reading →

A Late Blog Post.

It's Sunday night. I'm working on this blog post NOW. Yeah, I know. It's late. By the time I post it it's going to be roughly three days late. I said I'd do my best to post Friday or Saturday---but not this time. Excuses Ideas: Not the issue. I had some ideas. I have an... Continue Reading →

Taking Tests For Romance

The ice cream test The next time you meet someone you think is pretty special and you can see some compatibility between the two of you and your feelings are growing---you smile when you think of them. You think of them often and you have this urge to really get to know them---instead of over... Continue Reading →

Endurance is a Beauty

Things always taste better when they are cooked slowly.My friend, Charles, from South Carolina This post idea started in the car with a friend. She told me about someone she knew who was having trouble sleeping---their head spinning at bedtime. They went to the doctor to get meds to help them relax. My friend suggested... Continue Reading →

Through the Woods and into the Lake

Comparison is the thief of joy.President Theodore Roosevelt At the beginning of summer I vocalized missing Greece and my friend Crystal asked “Are you going to compare everything to Greece?”  The question was direct and pointed—and it was a good one.  Was I?  I have spent every summer for over fifteen years in Greece. I... Continue Reading →

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