Who knew I had a super power? It is an unusual and underappreciated one, but handy in several scenarios. I have an incredibly keen and discerning sense of smell. That’s a wonder in and of itself, since working as a pathologist in formaldehyde-scented labs for decades doesn’t seem to have done any damage to myContinue reading “My Super Power”
There are innumerable ways to divide humans into two groups. Of course, there are shades of gray in between, one type blending imperceptibly into the other. But for my purposes, examples will be given in either/or choices. There are introverts and extroverts, morning people and night people, tongue rollers and those unable to roll theirContinue reading “Lucy, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do.”
Sidebar: At “getting my arms around” and doing a “deep dive” (MBA speak) into grammar, I note that the word “me” has fallen almost completely out of favor. Possibly this is due to grade school trauma of using “me” or “I” incorrectly and being harshly reprimanded for that error. Now the word “myself” has comeContinue reading “Electricity and I. Me? Myself?”
Covid-related lifestyle confinements are still limiting newsworthy/blogworthy events (local, not national) to essentially zero. Time to draw from anecdotes of yore. All families have favorite stories that have been retold from time to time, gaining embellishments in the telling. I’m great at embellishments. An inordinate proportion of our family stories were based on adventures/misadventures thatContinue reading “Sam Razook Family Motto”
The novel coronavirus with associated pandemic had, and continues to have, disastrous effects all around the world. Lives have been lost, many small businesses have failed, proms and graduations have been cancelled, weddings postponed. Schools are hopelessly tangled with online and/or in person classes, parents pulling out their hair in chunks (parents’ hair, not children’s).Continue reading “Forever young…..not.”
I, as many people worldwide, had great hopes that 2021 would see us on an upward trajectory of calm, reason, hope, and restored health. So far that has not been the case. In the past few days, before January 6, 2021, I was inspired by development of an effective vaccine for Covid19 that was beingContinue reading “Emerging from Covid-Induced Lethargy”
Bringing an evergreen tree into the home (I guess deciduous trees would get pretty messy) and decorating it festively has been a Christmas tradition for centuries. Cars with trees tied to their roofs appear on neighborhood streets soon after Thanksgiving. Vacant lots are transformed into tree-selling businesses. Hardware and gardening stores add tree sections toContinue reading “O, Christmas tree(s)”
Everyone has something to say about masks. Why should I be any different? I shall begin by relating some of my (unique?) experiences with these encumbrances. I have no pulmonary problems that I am aware of, but when wearing a relatively soft mask, its sides collapse in and out with my every breath. This resemblesContinue reading “Masked Marauders”
But before describing my New York visit (ie Brooklyn visit), I might as well document the hurdles I had to overcome to get here. This was a really important trip for me. I could celebrate Thanksgiving, and observe the first anniversary of my husband’s passing, with family. I am getting on a plane, no matterContinue reading “New York, or Bust, for Thanksgiving”
It seems that there are as many phobias as there are things to be phobic about. The most common include fear of doctors, fear of heights, fear of dentists, fear of spiders, fear of open spaces, fear of closed spaces (should these people marry and have children, even things out?). These phobias are legitimized byContinue reading “Fear of Accountants”
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