Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

December 30, 2016 They Can’t Take That Away From Me

I had a premonition.

The last time I blogged, I imagined that if Drumpf actually won, I would need to be grateful that I’ve had the life I have had for all these years, without it being torn up side down.

I’m still grateful for that—but I would be lying if I said that was enough.

I find it more difficult than ever to look around and feel gratitude.

I know I’m not alone—and I suppose I’m grateful for that—but … Read the rest

October 31, 2015 More than the Corners of My Mind

Light the corners of my mind
Misty water-colored memories
Of the way we were.

There is always a lot to be grateful for—from the mundane (until it’s not!) food, health, job, husband, cats, etc.—but then there’s the things you don’t think about much—until like everything else, they’re gone.  Like memories.

When I was younger I was a voracious reader.  I would take out ten books at a time, and schlep them the seven blocks home.  As I had quickly … Read the rest

July 14, 2014 Chocolate is Thicker Than Water

With a nod to Peer Gynt, there are layers of people in our lives.  Perhaps the layer closest to us consists of our friends or, if one is so lucky, family; then we have not-so- close friends; acquaintances; perhaps followed by business associates and on and on.  For me, as I would guess for most people who produce documentaries, I have additional layers of people who I have met during filming, and then some people whom I have never … Read the rest

August 31, 2013 Almost Broken Cup

It’s impossible, literally impossible not to be grateful for SOMETHING.

Here’s what I mean. 

We all know that we’re grateful for big things.  This week alone, a colleague of mine learned that his 29-year-old niece had died after a long battle with cancer.

Then Dennis, the husband of my neighbor Janet, ( known to my friends as the Cat Lady), had a heart attack on Friday walking up his stairs.

So with a grateful collective sigh, we are all thankful Read the rest

July 11, 2013 Let’s Hear it For the Girls

I don’t know about anyone else, but since I’m lucky enough not to have had anyone close to me impacted by breast cancer, I don’t think very much about it all year long.  The “girls” seem happy, pretty bras are bought for them, David is attentive, so not much to think about.

Then I go for my yearly mammogram.

Today was THE day.  11:15 am THE time.

From the moment I wake up, all I can think about is what Read the rest