Letting Go of the Past • #1000speak

When my husband took his own life, he took part of mine with him. I was angry at him for a long time. In one moment…


The Happiness Creed

The arguments on my friend’s Facebook page descend into name-calling. It is to be expected, of course. She’s been talking about religion. I sit and witness…


Self Portrait 365|132 • February Collage

I was almost going to take a photo of my legs in crazy tights today and pass it off as my self-portrait but then I…


Self Portrait 365|131

My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.
― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic


Self Portrait 365|130

I’ve been battling a headache all day. This is my brave face. I’m off to lie down.


Self Portrait 365|129 • The Cow Jumped Over the Moon

There is a drawing of a spotted cow on my blue mug. She is stranded midair on a crescent moon. ‘Nothing is ever easy’ the…


Self Portrait 365|128 • Right Now

Prompt: Observe everything about the moment — tell yourself you want to remember it three years from now. It is a cold for summer. Usually in…


Self Portrait 365|127

And just so you don’t think it is all glamour around these parts, here’s me sporting a granny bun I fashioned without looking in the mirror.


Self Portrait 365|126

I guess it’s only fair to show you how my hair turned out after the curlers. Ta da!! It was lovely to have dinner with…


Self Portrait 365|125

We’re going out for a delayed Valentine’s dinner tonight so I have my hair in curlers and a full face of makeup.  


Self Portrait 365|124

Today (and tomorrow in other time zones) is all about compassion. Read my #1000speak post here — it’s the story of my friend Jill, whose husband…

making it home 1000speak

Making it Home • #1000speak

My friend Jill stood in line at the checkout. Through the store speakers, strains of I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas floated down to mingle…


Self Portrait 365|123

Today I was honoured to be named as one of the top 25 grey haired bloggers who rock. Thank you so much to Revolution Gray for…


Self Portrait 365|122

And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved…

fashion after fifty • dressing for strangers

Self Portrait 365|121 • Fashion After Fifty

The photo posted on Facebook shows a tall slender woman in a long leather skirt. Her top is sleeveless with mesh panels that reveal the…