The Pressure of Writing for an Audience…

I need to hurry up and write something and post it before I start to get my second wind and end up not going to bed until after 11:00 like last night. Aging bodies need more sleep, I am discovering (and lamenting). But hey! Exciting evening. Dragged empty garbage can from the curb and toted…

Hold Your Horses!

I originally wanted to call this post “Hold On to Your Hats!” because of the exciting news it contains. But you’ll see why I changed my mind in a minute. My residents and I baked cookies today! It was our first time using the awesome over-sized toaster oven donated to us by one of the…

Is It My Face?

I’ve been on a mini-vacation from work for the past five days, and for me that’s meant staying in and getting other work done—housework, writing, social media, etc. But I got a call at around 7:30 on Friday night from a friend who was at the Waffle House with her girlfriend eating dinner. She asked…

How to Trick Old People

Today I’m going to teach you how to trick old people into listening to Jeff Buckley without grousing. Every day at lunch I read a little thing I throw together called On This Day in History to the assisted living residents in the retirement community where I work. I try to find things that they…

Citizen Jim Jams

This haphazard nostalgia-on-the-fly situation creates a lot of little Happiness Pockets for me to stick my hands into without giving me the opportunity to get focused on things that can turn into Unhappiness Pockets.

Luddite-in-Training

For whatever reason, as soon as I decided to go back to blogging on Word Press, the fine people who have been kind enough to develop the Word Press interface and who keep updating it out of the kindness of their hearts have gone one step beyond and developed a new editor for people using…

A Week Just Like Today

Friday means the weekend is here. It also means I am worn out. Here’s why, times five. 8:40 – Arrive to work a little late because I had to pick up some work-related items on the way in. Time clock rejects my fingerprint twelve times before finally letting me into the system for the day.

Blowing the Dust Off Dead Things

So I’ve been trying to resurrect and sort of fluff up my on-line presence, and this has proved to be tedious and frustrating and will most likely prove worthless when all is said and done and written. I could remember nothing about an old Instagram account, so I just started a new one. Because I…

I Had a Blog Once

Because I’m an “old person” I will freely admit that I had a blog a long time ago that I updated faithfully for something like four years. Chicken Sheets is On the Loose spanned nearly two relationships and was beamed from at least three different apartments and houses. By the time I had some strange…

I Forget How to Blog

I can’t remember what blogging involves or whether any money can be made from it. It seems like there used to be a lot of good blogs out there. I don’t think this will be one of those. But who knows? The world is full of wonder and surprise.