The 7th Inning Stretch

Seven months out from my stroke. The predictions of medical folks back in August 2021 seem very realistic. Most days I feel like me. Hiking, tennis, eating out, planning traveling, seeing friends, planning visits, driving, cooking, making lists, reading, writing. I...

Where Will You Be in Six Months?

THE 6 MONTHS QUESTION Cary Grant (one of the classic Hollywood leading men from the 1930s-1960s) once asked: Where will you be in 6 months? This seems a logistical question if asked of someone who’s going on a trip, or simply out of curiosity. In Cary’s case, it was...

As the Love Month Closes

Thoughts I like to see love as an inclusionary concept. I want to sweep in all the people, places, and things I’ve said I love. That ranges from loving sweet potatoes, Simon Birch, reading, the beach, desert, mountains, other beautiful places in nature, my dancing,...

Just Play With It- Part 1

LET’S PLAY A group of young kids ( 7-8 year-olds) are watching a video. I’m watching them. All of them are staring with that totally absorbed look. Faces relaxed. Mouths slightly open. Eyes unblinking. Some with a half-smile. Some grinning and wiggling. Is it a...

Stroke Survivor/Thriver

8/25/21 – 1/25/2022 Today I am five months out from my mild stroke. I’m doing well. Recovery from my stroke this summer takes time and energy and lots of rest. I know every stroke and every recovery is unique. I share this as my experience so far with my stroke...