My mother slept between 2 and 4 hours a night for a little over half her life. It started around the time she gave birth and lasted until she passed away. I admired the fact that she lived her life fully in spite of it.… Read more
I was reading my friends’ posts on Facebook the other day when it dawned on me that we really are in the middle of a global shift in how we live on our home planet. I’ve been seeing little bits for some time, but now there’s a flood of information, collaboration and action on a variety of ecological subjects.… Read more
I love kitchen gear. I ordered a new 5 quart Dutch Oven and I’m excited because it’ll be here soon. I’ve been wanting to braise a brisket, and this pot is just the right size. It’ll get used a lot. Here’s what it looks like (see photo above right).… Read more
I remember watching Bubbies in my neighborhood push their silver wire, wheeled shopping carts to, from and through the grocery store. My Bubbie had one, too. She didn’t drive, so when my grandfather was at work, she walked to the store and carried one or even two big bags of groceries home in it.… Read more
Okay, I’ll say it again, at the risk of redundancy: I love audiobooks. I’ve always been a reader, but audiobooks go it one better. They combine the best aspects of literature and theatre. Most of the people who narrate audiobooks are really excellent voice actors.… Read more
I’m talking iPad apps other than Mail and Safari and Calendar and Notes. Those are a given, and they come preinstalled, so it’s not like you have to make a decision (and aren’t decisions the worst?) Below are the ones I’ve chosen, and then actually used, unlike the dozens of other iPad apps that just sit there looking at me in that accusing way they have.… Read more
One of my goals is to live in my own home for the duration, yet there may come a time when I can’t do everything myself. That concerns me.
I know several women in their 80s who are in this position.… Read more
Towards the end of winter, I get a craving for red radishes. White ones and daikon will do in a pinch, but not the pink. As soon as they show up in the Farmers Market I’ll start buying 4 bunches for the week and munch them throughout the day as a snack.… Read more
Many articles that I’ve read about maintaining good health as we grow older say it’s important to move your body in a variety of ways every day. Experts say that the body is designed to move and not to sit all day.… Read more
I just read Bubby Sadie’s post on Willpower Cookies. Great idea. It’s a brilliant way to eat sweets without going overboard. Coincidentally, I’ve been thinking about treats, too. I’m in the mood for chocolate right now.
I have my family’s sensitivity to sugar, so I limit how much of it I eat, so I use Stevia in my tea and coffee.… Read more