Seems to me Hannah Anderson may be guilty of something. But more on that later. Here’s what’s been on my mind this week: A five-year old kindergartner, Bella Noble, was accidentally run over by her mother’s van. When the mother … Continue reading
So while the Republicans and the Democrats were duking it out in the House and Senate last week, in a last ditch effort to save the U.S. and the world from complete and utter destruction, I was fasting.
No, not in protest for them having shut down the government. No, not because of the whales or because my local sandwich shop no longer is carrying my favorite veggie sandwich (the secret was in the olive spread). The reason I was fasting was because… Continue reading
Autumn has arrived in San Diego!
How do I know? For starters, we’ve had our first rain in, well, forever. Because, I’m pretty sure the last time it rained was way back in–I can’t remember. We hardly ever get rain in these parts except in winter–and autumn, too, of course!
So autumn came a few weeks late this year, but now that it’s here, this is as good a time as any to let you in on a little secret:
Autumn and I go way back, and that’s the truth. Continue reading
So, what did I do for my birthday this year?
I got a new bicycle!
That is, with a little support from family and friends, who all gave me gift cards to my favorite recreational store, and thanks to my friend, Myrian, who works for REI and shared with me a very nice Friends and Family discount. A heartfelt thanks to all of them for making my dream of riding again come true! Continue reading
The next time you feel sorry for yourself, stop.
Instead, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and do what I did. I visited a local convalescent home.
It’s humbling. It’s a bit of a wake up call, and a genuine reminder of how good I really have it. Because, no matter how bad things may seem sometimes, most of the folks there have way more on their plates than either you or me.
And yet what struck me about the people I met, all of whom have some degree of brain trauma, was how upbeat they are, and what a decidedly positive outlook on life many seem to have. Continue reading