You’re only as old as you feel

Originally published in the Kamloops Daily News, Jan. 11, 2011. Gramma passed away on Nov. 15, 2016, and not a day goes by that I don't hear her emphatic voice in my head. Usually, it's when I'm doubting myself. And usually, her voice is castigating me, telling me to stop being "SO STUPID." In life,…

Call me, maybe?

It usually starts with heavy breathing, but if you wait long enough, you’ll be rewarded by a few tremulous and stuttered words. By eight years of age, children should be able to facilitate their own playdates. To do so, however, requires endless amounts of coaxing, encouragement and lessons on that old-fashioned machine called the telephone.…

The fonder heart

Surprisingly few of us have the benefit of a spouse at home, every night, forever. Living with a spouse who travels for work, or who works ‘in camp’ is the pits. There's a lot I miss when my husband is away ...