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I’ve been thinking a lot about the similarities between elderly people as well as the differences between the old and the young. You might think that is a no-brainer, but it isn’t really. My circle of friends includes all ages from a post-toddler to several ladies in their mid-90’s, so I am aware of these […]


Beside soup and possibly love, bread is perhaps the greatest source of sustenance the world has ever known. You can’t live on love alone, but it is possible to live on soup and bread. It was 9:00 o’clock on a sunny summer morning when a small group of bright-eyed women, aprons in hand, converged on […]


“Mama Mia” bronze sculpture by kayti sweetland rasmussen It is St. Patrick’s Day, and we are invited to share a corned beef dinner with friends later in the day. When I woke up my plan was to make ginger cookies to take to my friend. It seems they are her favorite as well as the […]


“And we shall walk through all our days with love remembered and love renewed.” Print by Robert Sexton If we’re lucky we all get to do it–get old I mean. It’s not only a challenging time, but an interesting one. Our bodies are like the computer, made up of video cards, sound cards, drivers which […]


Oh I know you expect me to launch into a glowing account on the virtues of a bowl of hot oatmeal. Well, forget it. I hate oatmeal. You can tell me how life-enhancing oatmeal is, and how warm and satisfied it keeps you until it’s time for the lunch hour hamburger fix. Acclaim its time-tested […]


“Dressed In Her Best” oil painting by KSR On a cold rainy day some years ago, we sat with our daughter in a charming small Mexican restaurant in Malibu, Ca. Malibu is notable for Pepperdine University and the Colony, which is a collection of homes on the expensive sand of the Pacific Ocean where many […]