Category: Life Observations

My Bucket List

My Bucket List

Because I think reevaluating our lives even our hopes and dreams is important, I wrote this story.

What to Take!

What to Take!

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, I wrote about the many decisions that we face upon evacuation. I hope you find a hint of sadness, humor and optimism realizing that all of the “stuff” of life means nothing compared to being safe! My family and I are survivors of Hurricane Matthew. I mean survivor in […]

A Writing Room

A Writing Room

On a trip to Key West, my husband and I visited the home of Ernest Hemingway. We both love the books he has written, so with our curiosity brimming, we passed through the portal of this famous author’s abode — inhaling the many memories tucked into the old walls. The home was ‘way beyond the […]

It Never Stops

It Never Stops

I wrote this in the days following the Paris attack in October. I hope you can read the tragedy between the lines.

How do I feel since the first 9/11 in 2001?

How do I feel since the first 9/11 in 2001?

The reality of the terrorism in our world became very real to me when my nine year old granddaughter recently asked me, “Mamie, am I safe from terrorism?” I had to stop and think because I wanted to be honest with her. Perhaps honest with myself, better describes my reaction to her question. We all […]

A Fire Within Me

A Fire Within Me

I share with you my battle with depression.  I am a staunch supporter of intervention regarding this condition, truly believing that Mental Illness is much like a cancer when not treated.  It can be treated allowing the patients to live normal, healthy and happy lives. The daily newspapers, local and international T.V. reporting and our […]

The Beach

The Beach

Another story based on this same trip to France. I think it is fitting on this commemoration of D-Day — igniting our pride as Americans while mourning the loss of so many young lives.

The Doorbell

The Doorbell

This is one of my first attempts at writing fiction. Yet, the story is based on the real life events following D-day.  All of us who have sent someone off to war or experienced it ourselves will feel the sadness when the officer arrives at the door. My day started like all the others in […]

Land

Land

Visiting Normandy, France was a life changing event in my life. I know that the majority of visitors are changed after gazing at thousands of grave markers that identify so many young people’s lost lives. I hope you can feel the mystery of this part of the world that holds fast the final breath of […]

I Have Choices

I Have Choices

With D day memorials just around the corner in June and the world situation as such — this story gives us things to ponder. My son said something years ago that made me think.  I especially remembered his words as we stood peering over the grave markers of thousands of troops buried in Normandy, France.  […]