Reframing

How do you view the world? Do you tend to see major life-changing events in your life as disasters or blessings? Do you have problems and troubles or challenges and opportunities? In other words, do you believe that every cloud has a silver lining, or are you the type...

Belly Dancing as an Olympic Sport

Last September I started taking beginning belly dancing classes as a way to tone my “core” muscles. I was already doing an hour of water aerobics three times a week, and I walked at least a mile a day, weather-permitting. I also golf, poorly, which just means I get to...

Chicken Shit

I wanted to do it. I had planned to do it. I went there with the full intention of doing it. But in the end, stage fright prevailed, and I absolutely, positively, could not do it. Saturday night was “Improv Night” at the 2nd Story Playhouse in Ilwaco. This activity is...

The Sixth Hole

Every so often, the magic works. Well, okay, the magic actually works quite often, but we aren’t always cognizant of the fact, so I don’t think it counts. On this particular day, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and I was practicing my advanced avoidance...

Technology! Ain’t it grand?!

Faster! Faster! Faster! We zip right along the Information Highway at warp speeds until suddenly…BAM! Somewhere, someone drops the ball and the world, as we’ve come to know it, brakes to a screeching halt. Which is exactly what happened last Friday… Friday the 13th…...
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