Category Archives: Family Matters

Life in the Big City

Contemplating dumpsters outside my bedroom window. Hearing starlings squawking upon a giant oak. Setting up house in a Minneapolis apartment reminds me of fifty years ago on 1010 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The ups and downs of life’s surprises. Drinking coffee … Continue reading

Posted in Family Matters, Food/happy hours, Managing Minneapolis, Nature Girl | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Long Life!

What goes around comes around. History repeating itself. Arriving full circle. Never had I imagined bicycling around Lake Harriet, Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun), or Lake of the Isles on a Monday morning with my grown son. Never had … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Boomers, Family Matters, Managing Minneapolis | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Part 2: Trees, Lakes, and Grandkids

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Ever since I heard there was an Emerson Avenue in Minneapolis, I wanted to live there. But it was not to be. Or was … Continue reading

Posted in Family Matters, Managing Minneapolis, Nature Girl | Tagged , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Trees, lakes, and grandkids

Tomorrow will be two weeks since I landed my ocean blue Prius in Minneapolis. Staying with my son, daughter-in-law and two sweet grandkids has been busy but very worthwhile. I’ve been rushing around the big city trying to find a … Continue reading

Posted in Family Matters, Managing Minneapolis, Nature Girl | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Leaving Tucson

On September 25, 2002 — my daughter’s 25th birthday — I drove into Tucson. A vivid Southwestern salmony, purply sunset accompanied my arrival. It was gorgeous. It still is. I didn’t know what my life would be like, but I … Continue reading

Posted in Bopping Around Tucson, Family Matters, Mount Desert Island/Maine, Old friends, Out West, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

SCOTUS, WTF?

Wearing masks during a pandemic violates their rights, say right-wing naysayers. Taking away contraceptives from women who work for religious employers that disapprove of birth control doesn’t? Why does a boss decide if a woman can afford birth control? Justices Kagan … Continue reading

Posted in America WTF?, Family Matters, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

“We ain’t goin’ nowhere…”

For the last two weeks an empty carton waits on the floor by my office closet, ready for me to fill it with stuff I no longer need. But closet cleaning isn’t high on my agenda these days. During these … Continue reading

Posted in Bopping Around Tucson, Family Matters, Fight wimpiness, Old friends, Out West, The Rest of the World, Visual Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Say what you wanna say…do what you wanna do

Waiting for my stretch class to begin at the Tucson JCC I lift a few weights. I glance over to see if my waiting classmates are sitting by the Mind & Body classroom door. Yup. I keep lifting weights, not … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Boomers, Bopping Around Tucson, Family Matters, Fight wimpiness | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Save the Blue Dot

Welcome to this new decade! What will Earth be like when my darling grandchildren (now 3 and 3 months old) turn 80? Will the next century arrive safely? Gazing at Earth from space must be a surreal and magnificent experience. … Continue reading

Posted in Family Matters, Fight wimpiness, Politics, The Rest of the World | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Grandbaby Justice!

My darling, delightful grandson, Foss, was born on Jan. 21, 2017, the day of the imposter president’s Inauguration. Nothing curtailed our family’s happiness. But it was too bad that horrible historical anomaly overlapped with our glorious family occasion. This Saturday, … Continue reading

Posted in Family Matters, Fight wimpiness, For Love of History, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments