Senior Dating

Senior Dating

A friend suggested that I investigate one of the senior dating sites. I gave her the fish eye, since I had dated a nice gentleman from the thrift shop where I volunteered, and while he was very eligible, he wanted hugs and after the second date, he wanted to hold...
Late Night Doings

Late Night Doings

I have a very dear and talented stepson! He has probably been an entrepreneur since he was about eight years old. He retired from the Navy as a Captain (actually a Commodore) and has been involved in a company restoring Navy ships. At present he is the administrator...
The Poetry Reading

The Poetry Reading

Dixie, the lady I did my first poetry book with, who is a painter par excellence, suggested one day a year or so ago, that we gather for a day at a place in the outskirts of El Cajon, called Summer’s Past Farms. She would paint, I would read poetry, and someone would...
Save Water

Save Water

On the freeway I saw a sign that said, “Severe Drought, Conserve water, etc.” and instead of feeling environmentally challenged to do my part, I got mad! The good people who are running our city have run amok on apartment building. In Mission Valley alone there are...
Pausing to Consider

Pausing to Consider

My daughter and son-in-law live in northern Florida, on a beautiful grassy acre with moss hanging from the trees and the mighty St. John River flowing by. If I’m lucky, when visiting, I will see the snout and eyes of an alligator or maybe the “aircraft carrier” which...
Letting Go

Letting Go

Slipping softly down my face, Flow evidence of healing grace, That washes darkness from my heart And shadows that You bid depart. How can I weep for troubles past When loving arms still hold me fast? Oh Love that will not let me go, Enfold me in the Spirit’s flow, And...
The Ladies Retreat

The Ladies Retreat

Recently the women of my church had a half-day retreat up in Julian (a mountain community above San Diego). I got in my car Saturday morning to go pick up a friend, and it was totally dead! I had to call AAA to get it started and thus got a late start. We got there...
Feeding the Flock

Feeding the Flock

Most churches have some sort of coffee service either before or between services. My church has donuts every Sunday, a table with coffee and tea served, and about every other Sunday, a gentleman who likes to bake artesian breads, has a table with samples, and gives...
Singing in the Choir

Singing in the Choir

In December of 2019, a friend invited me to their women’s Christmas tea and I loved the feeling in her church. They had a choir first service, which was traditional, and the second service was more contemporary. I loved that the pastor’s emphasis was on Christ each...
Doing a Podcast

Doing a Podcast

When my agent mentioned that because I don’t have a “platform” anymore (read not doing speaking engagements) he suggested I start a podcast. Now mind you, I’m really electronically challenged, and what it takes the average young person five minutes to do, I slaved...