Monthly Archives: August 2014

Eyeless in Athens

I had been in Athens, Greece, with my partner only three days. I was using his laptop while he was visiting with his mom and sister when the left lens of my glasses dropped out onto the rug. Eureka! I … Continue reading

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My Two Lives

Since I met my Greek partner, my life has been split into two worlds: St. Petersburg, FL, where I ride and Athens, Greece, where I walk. Dimitris has no car, so, when in Athens, we must walk to the bus … Continue reading

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A Timely Manner

I have never been a terribly organized traveler. Oh, yes, I have a travel list that I can print from my computer, but it’s getting the items I need into a suitcase in a timely manner. Now, “timely manner” is … Continue reading

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Miss Sheely

My senior English teacher in high school was easily the politest person I have ever known. Whenever she orally asked a question of a student, her reply to an incorrect answer was inevitably, “No, but thank you for trying.” Her … Continue reading

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That I In Awesome Wonder…

I wrote the following passage in my journal on August 9, 1962. I think it bears repeating. I was then 24 years old: There are many things around us each day that we take for granted — beautiful things that … Continue reading

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Heart of my Heart

I have only one heart, and I suppose I have given it quite a workout in these 76 years of my life so far. I had angioplasty eight years ago followed by a heart attack three years ago. I have … Continue reading

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The Wall

In 1982, I read about the completion and dedication of the Vietnam Memorial wall in Washington, D.C. I read of the thousands who poured past it every day, many becoming very emotional. The wall contained the names of every known … Continue reading

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