Restoration and the Person Inside

Restoration and the Person Inside

  My Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Pocket edition © 1974, 12th printing May, 1976) cheats in its definition of restoration: Restoration: n 1. an act of restoring; the state of being restored 2. Something that is restored If English is not your first language, you...
Lost with the Person Inside

Lost with the Person Inside

NOTE: Since this blog was written I have substantially recovered my spirits. Yay! Please take the following as a PSA on behalf of “shelter in place” friends and family members who live alone.   Midway through the second day of “stay home, stay safe” time here in...
Pandemic and the Person Inside

Pandemic and the Person Inside

This week something nearly unimaginable happened, all around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 virus a global pandemic. According to my 1974 edition of The Merriam-Webster dictionary (12th printing, 1976), a pandemic is a widespread...
Tribute: Grizelda “Grizzy” Matley

Tribute: Grizelda “Grizzy” Matley

Last Saturday, Leap Day, was the day Grizelda Matley, my dear feline friend, moved on from this world. I’d been treating her for a hyperactive thyroid and seizures for nearly a year and for renal failure for three months. Though she’s been in obvious decline the past...

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