Nostalgia’s a funny thing

Nostalgia’s a funny thing

When I was a kid, all the TV shows that weren’t set in ┬ápresent-day America seemed to be based on the 1960s. Baby Boomers were full-on nostalgic for their youth. They had a view of the 1960s being this time America lost its innocence. Of course, in reality, that...
I don’t know what to say

I don’t know what to say

I have so many words, every day. They come out on Facebook, on Twitter, in conversation. But more and more, I find myself sharing other people’s words more than my own. And when I sit down to write here, I have trouble finding the right words. I could tell...
Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

I fell off the wagon, big-time, this week. With the exception of a day here and there, I’d been writing pretty much daily since Jan. 1, as I swore I would. I swore it to myself, though I said it aloud, so I’d keep myself honest. I was doing this for me,...
Age is just a number

Age is just a number

Lately, my back has been bothering me more than usual. I push through and walk – that seems to be the best therapy for it. I don’t want to take pain medication because who wants that? I also recently got new glasses – the euphemistically called...
Yes, TV shows can be a gift

Yes, TV shows can be a gift

As a teen in┬áthe 1980s, television had an outsized influence on my life – particularly science fiction TV. I remember the first time I watched an episode of Battlestar Galactica (O.G.) with my dad. At the end, when the Lorne Greene narration intoned, “The...