A St. Patrick’s Day Phone Call

We ate the corned beef a day early. I went grocery shopping at Publix, where of course the corned beef was on sale. Because it's only the two of us these days, I searched the shelf for a small one. Then I bought sauerkraut, Irish Swiss cheese --I know. Who knew there was such a … Continue reading A St. Patrick’s Day Phone Call

Time Is An Asterisk-My Mother’s Battle with Alzheimer’s

  Three hundred five days ago I started a blog with the goal of walking every day for a year. My year of walking and blogging about it is quickly approaching its conclusion, but for the past three days I haven't walked. My parents were visiting and my goal was to give my father a … Continue reading Time Is An Asterisk-My Mother’s Battle with Alzheimer’s

REFLECTIONS ON THE ROAD

“As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination. There are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept." ~ Jhumpa Lahiri, The Third and Final Continent After eight weeks … Continue reading REFLECTIONS ON THE ROAD

Time is an Asterisk ~ The Missing Story of Walking Days 302-305

My parents were visiting two weekends ago. I didn't do much walking. After they left, I wrote a piece for the Huffington Post and it was published today.  It's about my Mom and it was hard to write. On the last night of their visit, we went to a British Pub in Delray. My mom … Continue reading Time is an Asterisk ~ The Missing Story of Walking Days 302-305

Walking ~ Day 62 She Still Has a Mind of Her Own

We drove to Rhode Island for a family BBQ at my sister Maureen’s house. We were up early despite getting home from the wedding at one a.m. My arms and legs hurt. It must have been all that dancing in heels and lifting my arms up. You Make Me Want to Shout. Did they even … Continue reading Walking ~ Day 62 She Still Has a Mind of Her Own