1. The Reassurance of Recipes

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    It has been a rough winter for me. There were serious illnesses in the family with the death of a dear cousin. There is more ahead as another relative has a terminal diagnosis. I, too, had some health problems, but fortunately mine, although very uncomfortable, were mendable. Mainly the solutions...
  2. On Space and Connectedness

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    I have been in my new apartment for just about a month and I’m working on getting adjusted. As I reflect on these past weeks, I realize that this adjustment has multiple facets related to how changes in place and space may impact my ability to maintain connections to things...
  3. Un-stuff

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    Fran Korten of YES! magazine has written a great article on stuff! Check it out. Click on the link below: http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-yes-breakthrough-15/lets-unstuff-the-holidays
  4. What to do with my stuff?

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    I have too much stuff. Over the past year or so I have been trying to clear away some of it to freshen up my living space and also to increase the likelihood that my kids won’t have to deal with it when something happens to me. I have thrown...
  5. Our Houses and Our Dreams

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    I have an intimate relationship with my house. This place, with its straight walls and boxy windows, supports and surrounds me with stability and comfort. It is small and sturdy — it suits me. I feel safe in this familiar house, knowing all the ins and outs of living here...
  6. Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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    Like so many people my age I wonder whether I should stay in my house or go someplace else. It has taken me years of investigation and deliberation trying to understand this complex, thorny issue. In my learning journey I visited rentals, condominiums, and “continuing care” communities. Each place had...