A Bit of Money

May 12, 2010

When a bit of money came my way from the settling of my dad’s estate, I really puzzled over how to best use the sum. It wasn’t an inheritance that would make a huge ripple in my life, and yet I didn’t want it to get swallowed up in property taxes or car repairs. I wanted to apply it in a way that I could mark. Read the rest of this entry »

A Turtle

May 5, 2010

My daughter asked me once again to be the surrogate caretaker of her turtle, Esmerelda. Every time I take care of the turtle I swear I won’t do it again. This time around I suggested that she think of getting rid of a pet that basically lives on life support. A pet that isn’t suited for an owner who lives the gypsy life. Read the rest of this entry »

A Tooth Extraction

April 30, 2010

A couple of years ago I was sitting in the chair as the oral surgeon yanked and banged at the second wisdom tooth extraction. And, as I sat there, feeling raw and vulnerable and in pain, I came to a decision. Although the plan had been to extract all three of my remaining wisdom teeth that day, I decided that two would be just fine. Read the rest of this entry »