Tag: life changes

Forever Friends: Some of The Best Companions For Life's Journey

It was a very good week! We had four separate visits with Forever Friends! We had dinner with our furniture friends on Sunday. Tuesday, it was lunch with my best friend from high school and her husband, visiting from Florida. Thursday was a visit from my college roommate from Wisconsin, and Saturday was a college... Read more »

And That's the Day Everything Changed

Everybody has days in their lives that remain so firmly in mind that it’s like rewinding a movie or video every time you think about it. For me, this particular day is that day; the day everything changed. It started out like any other day. I went to work about 9:00, bringing my son along... Read more »

Life Skills Learned From a 2-Year Old

I finally reached one of the best milestones in life a couple of years ago, and I now have a 2-year old grandson. Everyone knows you can’t get to grandchildren without having kids of your own, and we also know that none of us has the time to appreciate all the special little achievements that... Read more »

How to De-Stress and Enjoy Life More (or Enjoy More Life!)

I started to read an article about a start-up tech company this morning, because I like to be informed. But it didn’t take more than a couple of sentences and I was totally lost and had no idea what the company was supposed to do or how it was supposed to do it. And then... Read more »

A Lesson From Paramount Theatre's Mary Poppins

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I attended a matinee of Mary Poppins at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, with my daughter, her two step-daughters, her mother-in-law and her sister-in-law. It was a fun “Girls Afternoon Out”. While everyone thoroughly enjoyed the excellent performance, I was surprised to discover that I was seeing Mary Poppins in a... Read more »

7 Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Hot Doug's

Last Friday was the last day for Hot Doug’s, a hot dog restaurant in Chicago. For those of you who  have been in a blue fog for the last few days or don’t reside in the Chicago area, Doug Sohn closed the hot dog restaurant that he started about 13 years ago on October 3.... Read more »

3 Life Lessons From When My Dad Died

Last week it was 24 years since my Dad died. It was completely unexpected and he was way too young. I woke up that morning like any other morning, but by noon, it had all gone south. Life Lesson #1 –  Your entire life can change in a heartbeat. My sister called me about 10:00 and... Read more »

What Do You Want On Your Tombstone?

No I’m not asking you about pizza! It’s a little more serious than a pizza slogan! A group of us were talking about life and the subject of obituaries came up. Pat had asked her father to write an obit with information he would want people to know. He did so, but she didn’t see... Read more »

Life Over 50-Not Always So Easy

My posts on this blog have been concentrating on the joys and concerns of navigating life over 50.  I have been thinking about all the ways older people find new meaning and new purpose in their later years.  Most of the people I know have been fortunate enough to be relatively well off and have Social... Read more »

Cousins Reconnect - The Joy of Family

Friday was a splendid day for me.  I spent the day visiting with my cousin Phyllis, something I hadn’t done much of in the last, oh, 40 years or so. At one time, our families were very close.  My dad had only one brother and my mother is an only child.  So the five cousins I... Read more »