I know, It’s been ages since I’ve written; but I really have been busy with life.

When we moved to the “space coast” 8 years ago, I really didn’t like the change.  Of course I don’t like change, anyway.  It took me a while to realize that I was experiencing age prejudice when applying for work.  I never realized that I was “over the hill” in my 50’s, what a shock.

What I have learned from these years is patience, and to slow down.  As an energetic, self-starting person, this was very difficult.  I do think I have slowed down considerably, now.  A car accident, and resulting treatment were major contributing factors.

You have to take the good with the bad, this is life.  I am blessed because things could have been much worse for me.  I have good people on my side and I am thankful for that.  I have good health and love in my life.  I have great family and friends.

So, as I leave Florida for the most part, and move on; I head toward another chapter in my life.  As the GEN-X’s like to say, it’s all good!

Here is a poem from the up and coming book, A Redhead Looks At 60!

Peace out,


Don’t Desert Yourself

Oh yea though I keep walking through

The desert of my past

Criticizing what went wrong

And if only I hadn’t said or done that

We can’t go back and fix these events

They are carved in stone

All we can repair Is our attitude toward ourselves

And move on

We need to give

Our inner children

Some tough love

And encourage them to grow up and out of the past 
And into the now. Carpe Deum!

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