Book Reviews

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Book Review: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce Harold Fry and his wife, Maureen, are retired, living a dry, dusty life so boring, empty of love, and uneventful it can’t hardly be called living. Then one day Harold gets a letter from an old friend (Queenie Hennessy) in Northern England, who tells… Continue reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Book Reviews, Personal updates

Cesar’s Way

Cesar's Way -- by Cesar Millan, with Melissa Jo Peltier:  This is an excellent book on understanding dogs and how to correct their behavior problems. Cesar Millan has a natural gift and rapport with dogs, and his love for them shows throughout the pages of this book. He does a lot of work with problem… Continue reading Cesar’s Way

Personal updates

Summer Fun

My house is full of people. My sister K and her friend A are here, visiting from Canada. Also, my daughter M and her husband are here from Missouri, and my other daughter L and her husband are coming tonight.  We’ve had lot of fun this past week. Meals have lasted longer because everyone is… Continue reading Summer Fun

Personal updates

Yoga With Ana

Tuesday and Thursday mornings usually find me at my friend Ana's house doing yoga. Three years ago when we first moved here, Ana invited me to come with them to a church potluck dinner. I was in shock from the move, scared to even drive to the grocery store, and suffering from the high elevation,… Continue reading Yoga With Ana

Personal updates

Fitness Update

How is my diet going? Well, it would be going great, except that food keeps getting in the way. Like that big Greek Easter dinner we ate on Sunday -- absolutely fantastic, with roast lamb, spanakopita, stuffed grape leaves, Greek village salad, roasted red potatoes... and for dessert, baklava and galactoburiko (which if you’ve never… Continue reading Fitness Update

Personal updates


Last week I went in for a check-up at the doctor’s office.  Of course they want to weigh you first thing.  You know how it is.  First you shed your 100 pound purse (all those coins really end up weighing a lot, not to mention the kitchen sink), then your winter coat, sweater, and shoes. … Continue reading Fitness