Mom’s the word

If you’ve read my memoir, you may recall that I had a conflicted relationship with my mother. (If you haven’t read it, it’s still available to order anywhere books are sold and at libraries.) But right now, I would like to share with you some better memories of my mother and some of what I feel she gave me in [...]

May 11th, 2023|

Dealing with doctors

You probably can relate to this: I’ve just been through a frustrating and bordering upon lunatic fiasco with three medical offices. I have had two colonoscopies in the last twenty or so years. It was time for another one, and I had some worrisome symptoms this past December, so thought I’d get on it and schedule. Now, my husband says [...]

April 25th, 2023|

The little old lady from Pasadena

I have been learning a few things in online traffic school. Yes, I got a ticket, on the freeway. Okay, okay, here’s the story. I’m not excusing myself; I’m just telling you what happened. From the beginning. My sister died over five years ago. Sad enough. In fact, devastating. She was what you’d call elderly, but, still. My closest relative [...]

February 4th, 2023|

New polio in the US–and vaccinations

A few months out of the hospital, 1951 As a polio survivor who has done significant research on polio and written a memoir about my own experience, which included some of that scientific research, and one who has also written a book about dealing with disability and aging and ways of making life easier, I’m about to give [...]

September 22nd, 2022|

Checking in

I've not written a blog post for nearly five months. It's not that I haven't had any thoughts, as I'm sure you'd imagine. I just have been caught up with other life stuff that has diverted me. I'm going to post a blog about polio and vaccinations but at the moment, I'll just say this: I hired two new gardening [...]

August 26th, 2022|

Venturing outside New York City — Traveling again, Part V

On our fourth morning in New York City, we rose early (for us) and took a Lyft to the closest car rental that had any kind of car at all within the city, which Richard had reserved days before with Avis. The office was about a mile from our hotel near Times Square, and across the street from Madison Square [...]

May 26th, 2022|

Broadway, Baby! Traveling again, part IV

I had procured two tickets for “Wicked,” the NY Broadway show which elaborated the story of the two witches from The Wizard of Oz, several weeks before we left on our trip to the East. It was easy enough to get them online, but since we were somewhat close to departure, there was a kerfuffle about how we were going [...]

May 17th, 2022|
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