Who’s in Your Head?

Let’s face it, we all have demons. Mine always choose the worst time to enter my consciousness: sometime around 2:00 to 4:00 a.m. Between having to get up to pee numerous times and these visitors, I get out of bed exhausted. These are people that were either a part of my past or live among… Continue reading Who’s in Your Head?

The Ups and Downs of My Relationship With Food

Who Am I Kidding, I Feel Fat       Eight weeks into quarantine and no surprise that my weight is weighing heavily on my mind. Apparently, one of the by-products of quarantine is a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Out of nowhere you can become all weepy or conversely, elated. This week I was sitting… Continue reading The Ups and Downs of My Relationship With Food

Right Where I am Supposed to Be

Accept, Adjust and Adapt There have been many life lessons learned over the past couple of months. I can’t speak for those of us who were/are in quarantine with others and in fact, I cannot speak for those spending this time alone; I can only speak for myself. Clearly, this is and has been a… Continue reading Right Where I am Supposed to Be

Growing Up With Broadway

Too shy to be on stage, but happy to watch and dream. ​​”I got a feeling there’s a miracle due gonna come true, coming to me. Could it be? Yes it could. Something’s coming. Something good, if I can wait.” – West Side Story I was watching an interview with Dame Judi Dench, an actor… Continue reading Growing Up With Broadway

Dialogue With Yourself

  Here’s how the conversation might go on any given day: 5:15 a.m.:  Good morning! Where’s Paco (dog)? Paco! Paco! Come and say good morning because I have to get up to pee. Did I set up the coffee last night? You need to brush your teeth. Hey Paco, good morning, what a good boy,… Continue reading Dialogue With Yourself

Caring Too Much or Too Little

Developing a balance between empathy and good health is a formidable goal and this is a good time to work on it.     I have always been a bit too sensitive. I was bullied as a child because I cried easily (and I liked playing with girls . . . and I hated sports).… Continue reading Caring Too Much or Too Little

Feelings Reiterated

Reblog — difficult time to write and some things require reiteration     Your State of Mind One of the many things that happen when you grow older is coming to terms with your feelings (if you’re lucky). Coping with your feelings, identifying your feelings, sorting out your feelings, embracing your feelings, allowing yourself to… Continue reading Feelings Reiterated

Expat Life in Portugal Two Years In

“It is wiser to find out than to suppose.” — Mark Twain       It’s been close to two years since I acquired my residential visa and boarded a plane to Faro, Portugal. Three bags containing all that I chose to keep and my furball companion, Giorgio. I had no idea what awaited me,… Continue reading Expat Life in Portugal Two Years In

Being Less Cynical/Shiraz Has Arrived in Faro

This week, I would like to explore the topic of cynicism.  I hear this out of Chris Cuomo’s mouth as I type, “You are so cynical.” He’s talking to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. They’re in the middle of a playful repartee about the impeachment trial. I turned up the volume to hear what… Continue reading Being Less Cynical/Shiraz Has Arrived in Faro

My Head Still Hurts

  This is my older sister Kat (short for Kathy, which she doesn’t like to be called). I love writing or calling her ‘my older sister.’ No matter how old we get, Kat will be my older sister. I know when she reads this she’ll say, “You fucker.” I’m going to tell you a story… Continue reading My Head Still Hurts