Tao of Elastic Band

I snapped the elastic on my wrist. Hard. “Gah!  Ow!  Good heavens! Was this any way to accomplish a complaint-free thirty days?”, I asked myself. Normally, my friends and family thought of me as an optimist; outgoing, cheerful and positive. A mature woman with a candor and openness that most found refreshing. I agreed. Yet […]

Naked Angel

He’s very tall and handsome, with a velvety baritone that gracefully rounds out his light Dutch accent. A big smile and large coppery-hazel eyes are topped by soft brown hair. His kindness immediately puts me at ease. I’m aware of his adept conversation skills, those which require listening as well as speaking.  Introduced, I do […]

Shoved Around With Love

"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anais NinEver had that thought of "right place/right time”? That sense of what a fluke the situation was? Or how fortunate you were? How the whole thing was… oh, […]

Restoring Aphrodite

For many, many years, my career took me to places of wonder and beauty on this wet west coast. Along with opportunities to exercise in nature’s bounty, with fresh air to breath and clean water to drink, there were fabulous, all-you-can-eat dinner buffets, desserts aplenty, never-ending coffee, and the greatest variety of breakfast choices rarely […]

Uberwoman’s Addiction

Ahhh, transition…. how wonderful to embrace the afterglow of change with that post-apocalyptic mountaintop stance, fists on hips and eyes ablaze! Standing astride the raggedy, broken bodies of transformation! There, the lusty "S” of my Uberwoman suit (snug against my svelte physique with cape snapping in the breeze) swells as my perfect bosom heaves from […]