The Big 5-0

On Saturday we celebrated my friend Christine’s 50th birthday. As with most people who have made the passage to the big 5-0, the days leading up to and surrounding her birthday have been met with mixed emotions. Since I had history with those feelings, it was easy for me to commiserate as well as tell… Continue reading The Big 5-0

Raising Good Citizens

Today my youngest daughter was the recipient of an award from our local Rotary Club. The honor, for outstanding leadership and citizenship, was given to one fifth grade and one eighth grade student from each school in the district-22 in all. Needless to say, we were thrilled that she was selected by her school’s administration… Continue reading Raising Good Citizens

My Mountain Part 2

The other day, four girlfriends and I took to the trail up to the top of my mountain. I have reached the summit on two other occasions. The last time was 5 years ago. The trail is more than a leisurely hike. It is rated “moderate” however it takes time and patience to scale up… Continue reading My Mountain Part 2