Flexibility

Flexibility

I was recently going through old pictures in an effort to find a better way to store all the pre-phone images taken dating back to the 1960s when I was a child. Barb and I had fun seeing “old” pictures of our daughters dating from 1988 through their high school years....
Are You The Drama?

Are You The Drama?

My mother lived with Barb and me for two and a half years before moving to a memory care facility. We were caregivers for her in the middle of her battle with dementia. And it was a battle. Maybe the better way to say it is that there was daily a lot of “drama.” This...
Patience, Thy Name is Bella

Patience, Thy Name is Bella

“C’mon Bella!!!” Well, it was something like that. I did say those words and may have sneaked in a few more spicy ones as I went to wash my hands of the red, sticky liquid medicine that was now all over me. Bella – whom you might remember eclipsed the great...
Over The Edge

Over The Edge

I was terrified to look over the edge… Bella has never been the dog we worried about. It was always Captain Jack, the great escapist who’d have made Houdini proud. That changed last week. Bella sleeps in our room. As Barb has been away dealing with a family emergency,...
What You Gonna Do?

What You Gonna Do?

This past week, I was a volunteer at the United States Womens Amateur golf championship held at Chambers Bay Golf Course near Tacoma. My role on Friday at the quarterfinals was as a forecaddie for one of the four groups. That meant I followed behind one group to stay...
Are You the Goat?

Are You the Goat?

Barb and I took our oldest two granddaughters, Ellie and Maddie, to their first Seattle Storm game at Climate Pledge Arena on Sunday. As it turns out, it was the last regular season game for the GOAT. Sue Bird is inarguably the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time) for the...