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A note to my college graduate.

Amelia, I could start this out with so many thoughts and sayings about graduation such as, “We are so proud.,” or “Congratulations,” but that’s not you is it? No, it is not. My words  of wisdom and joy to you are “You are no longer driving the struggle bus!” You are on your way now. These four years have gone by with so many challenges and joys. I have loved being a part of it, yet, those never-ending questions! I…

A challenge to all you yogi people out there.

A yogi is defined as one who performs yoga. Further explained as someone who exercises with a practice to promote control of the mind and body. I like the control part; it is the rest of yoga that kills me. Note: I have a problem with silence. Remember this post: 2 Minutes 49 Seconds? Joining a new gym presented the opportunity to try new things and expand my exercise regimen. I have enjoyed almost every new class I took with…

A weekend with Skates.

My daughter is now a senior at RIT. She will be graduating this year and for the past few years has dated Nick aka Skates. Skates is a phenomenal hockey player and as they used to say in my office in Illinois, he is slick as snot! Nick is from Philadelphia and much to his dismay does indeed have a slight Philly accent. It makes me smile. Oh. My. Gosh. Am I getting soft? Let’s just hold on and take…

Ode to Momma Jo

We all have those people who have crossed our paths evoking a gut level  physical and mental reaction upon meeting them for the first time. Is it fear? Is it awe? Is it, “What the heck? Who is that and how did she do that?” Or is it “Oh no. I cannot do that!” That is Joanne, or Momma Jo as she is so affectionately referred to. Truth be told,  I experienced every one of those questions beginning in 2009…

Is it a day planner or a glimpse into something more?

My mother is 80 years old. She is 4 foot 10 inches and as she says, back to her fighting weight of 105 pounds. Note that her mother, my grandma Amelia at almost 80 years old was 4 foot 10 inches and 205 pounds. Both very formidable yet warm, funny, and individual in their own way. My mother is old school and I love that about her. It can be frustrating because she has no answering machine and she is…