An old railroad is given new life, and a reminder to mix life's sweetness with the challenges.
Here's the thing about retirement. I look at the weather forecast, I look at the calendar, conclude that nothing can't be postponed, and look for a new place to explore. If it's hot I look for a shady hike, and if it's cold I look for one in the open. If it's been pouring I … Continue reading Bottom’s Up
I danced with writing all my life, but I just haven't made it work out how I want. It's like a cha cha, forward and back, forward and back. Ugh. I want to boogie all over the dance floor.
It turns out making friends is harder and slower now than when I was younger. I'm not in school, I don't have a workplace, I'm not raising kids, and I don't have old friends introducing me to new friends, or inviting me to parties. Those old ways to friendship are gone. We planned for retirement … Continue reading New City Friending
I should have started a blog 3 years and 3 months ago. That was when I first retired, sold our house, packed up a life, left a town I'd lived in for 32 years (and a state I'd lived in for 60), moved to Portland where both kids landed, became a local Nana to my … Continue reading Ready Set Go